Kansas City's Shakespeare festival honored with gift from author's birthplace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 'Shakespeare on the Road' project brought a gift from the famous author's birthplace to American Shakespeare festivals.

The group will present a plaque to festival officials at the Saturday night performance of A Winter's Tale. The plaque comes attached to a slice of wood cut from a tree from Shakespeare's birthplace.

Kansas City is the first of fourteen stops on the project's tour of American Shakespeare festivals. They'll be telling stories about the impact of Shakespeare in America.

"We wanted to zoom right in to the center of the country," Paul Prescott said on choosing Kansas City as their first stop. "How could you not start at the 'Heart of America'?"

They are documenting their journey. You can find more information on their website, http://shakespeareontheroad.com/

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