CAMDEN — On Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m., the Camden Public Library hosts an online discussion with Stephen Legawiec, artistic director for the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Legawiec will introduce Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It” and give participants a preview of how the play will be interpreted for performances this summer in the Camden Amphitheatre from July 13 through Aug. 7. Register for a Zoom link to attend by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at

Legawiec and the Camden Shakespeare Festival are well-known for their daring and imaginative staging of Shakespeare’s plays. This year, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “As You Like” will get a 1960’s “Summer of Love” makeover. Legaweic’s preview talk will provide fascinating insights into the play and the inspiration behind the festival’s unique staging.

The Camden Shakespeare Festival is a professional, non-profit theatre committed to producing Shakespeare’s plays chiefly in the Camden Amphitheatre. At the core of their mission is a passion to make Shakespeare’s plays accessible to contemporary Maine audiences, especially children. Learn more at

The Camden Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 version of “As You Like It.” Courtesy of Camden Shakespeare Festival