Event Calendar

  1. This calendar has no events scheduled at this time.
All Events »

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

September 1
Opening Reception, Keynote Address by Forrest McClendon (Tony Award-nominee, Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, Barrymore Award Winner, and UConn graduate), Performance of selections from “Shakespeare’s Songbook” and “Tallis’s Spem in alium” by the UConn Collegium Musicum, Eric Rice, director.

September 1 - 25
“First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” open for viewing. School Tours with Museum Docents and Faculty Guides speaking on Shakespeare and Printing – Tuesdays through Friday, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from Sept. 6-23.

September 1 - 25
“The Culture of Shakespeare” exhibition in adjacent gallery at the Benton Museum, featuring costume pieces, props and photography from the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s extensive archive of performances, from the Hartford Stage Company, and the UConn Design Center Studio – “Shakespeare Poster Exhibition”

September 1 - October 4
Shakespeare in Film Festival, weekly through the entire fall semester and beyond. 7 p.m. LOCATION TBD

September 10 & 11
Workshops at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry for Families and Students to build Bread & Puppet-style Shakespearian puppets for Celebrate Mansfield Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m

September 14
“Transcriptathon”: Folger manuscript online, Humanities Institute Seminar Room, Austin Building

The Transcribathon is an event connected with the Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online project, which is an effort to transcribe and digitize hand written documents from the Age of Shakespeare. Participants will transcribe and encode manuscripts, individually or in small groups. There will be food (lunch and dinner), fun, entertaining manuscripts, transcription sprints, prizes, and an easy-to-use online transcription platform called Dromio. UConn will be working on the seventeenth-century diary of the fascinating humanist and physician, John Ward. Learn to read the original documents of the English Renaissance, and be a part of history by getting your name on the completed edition. Please join us! For information, contact brendan.kane@uconn.edu

The Sound of the Folio: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation 
Thursday September 15, 2016
Drama Music Building Room 128 - 7:00pm

Dr. David Alan Stern, along with UCONN colleagues and students, will discuss and demonstrate the Early Modern English sound likely heard on the Elizabethan/Jacobean stage. Stern combines his expertise and experience as a Hollywood accent coach with the research of David Crystal, renowned UK linguist, to bring the original sound of the Folio to life.

September 15 First Folio Film Series
7:00pm in Monteith 104
Julie Taymor's Titus (1999) based on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

September 18 – Celebrate Mansfield Day
Partnering with the Town of Mansfield, the afternoon, focused on the families and community, will feature a parade with Bread & Puppet-style Shakespeare puppets paraded through the town center at noon.  From 1-4 p.m., the Dramatic Arts department will perform a series of Shakespeare focused activities including a "Sonnet Slam” series of performance recitations of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Monologues by the UConn Department of Dramatic Arts and E.O. Smith High School students, a Shakespearian period dance demonstration by the UConn BFA acting students, and a guided tour and demonstration by UConn’s Department of Art & Art History of its antique printing presses and the printing process to create the folio.

September 23
“Shakespeare’s Songbook” and “Tallis’s Spem in alium” by the UConn Collegium Musicum, Eric Rice, director. 8 p.m., Benton Museum

Shakespeare's plays are replete with music. It plays substantial allegorical and symbolic roles in the plays, was performed both within the drama and as incidental music, and is mentioned by numerous characters. Our concert explores music that was either discussed or performed within the plays, but we also perform several motets and anthems from Shakespeares time. The conclusion of the concert will be a performance of Thomas Talliss renowned 40-part Spem in alium, performed during Shakespeares lifetime at the 1610 investiture of the Henry Frederick as Prince of Wales.  

September 29 First Folio Film Series
7:00pm in Monteith 104
Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985) based on Shakespeare's King Lear

October 6 First Folio Film Series
7:00pm in Monteith 104
Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider (2014) based on Shakespeare's Hamlet

Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Uncommon Sense Series will feature a talk with the star of their production of King Lear, in rehearsal, which will run October 6-16 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.

October 20 First Folio Film Series
7:00pm in Monteith 104
Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night (2014) based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

October 27 First Folio Film Series - CANCELLED
Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (2014) based on both parts of Shakespeare's Henry IV

November 7 First Folio Film Series - NEW TIME
7:00pm in Austin 105
Julien Temple's The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film (2000) (2014) based on an appropriation of Shakespeare's Richard III

November 10 First Folio Film Series
7:00pm in Monteith 104
Richard Loncraine's Richard III (2014) based on Shakespeare's Richard III

Additionally, three courses have been adapted specifically to coincide with the First Folio on campus – Prof. Thomas Meacham’s DRAMA Period Studies Course, Prof. Greg Semenza’s ENGLISH Graduate Seminar, and Prof. Edvin Yegir’s ART Design Center Studio will create artwork and theatrical posters for the plays in Shakespeare’s First Folio in various styles.