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Shakespeare in Prisons Conference 11/15-11/16

Author: Scott Jackson

Notre Dame to host “Shakespeare in Prisons” conference

The Shakespeare in Prisons Conference will be held Nov.15 (Fri.) and Nov. 16 (Sat.) at the University of Notre Dame.

The conference, a nearly unprecedented international gathering which will include artists and educators who perform and help produce Shakespearean dramas in prisons worldwide, will explore and celebrate the existing and potential benefits of such programs on incarcerated people. Read More

Actors From The London Stage Presents OTHELLO

Author: Chuck Gessert

NOTRE DAME – Actors From The London Stage – a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors presents William Shakespeare’s Othello, at the historic Washington Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, September 18, 19 & 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM. These performances are part of a national tour for this production with stops at University of Texas – San Antonio, Wellesley College, the United States Naval Academy, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, DePauw University, University of Texas – Austin and Berea College. Read More

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Author: Chuck Gessert

Notre DameAugust 22, 2013 - A fast-paced adventurous romp awaits two sets of twins, masters and servants, torn apart from their brothers in a tempestuous shipwreck. When one pair unexpectedly arrives in the adopted town of the other, hilarity and hijinks ensue. The actions of the children may fulfill one parent’s search for his long-lost sons—or be the death of him! The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company in William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors Read More

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents RICHARD III

Author: Chuck Gessert

William Shakespeare’s Richard III, will be presented by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) August 20 through September 1 at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The title role will be performed by Michael Gotch. Joining Richard will be many of Chicago’s finest actors including Barbara Robertson as Queen Margaret, Elizabeth Ledo as Lady Anne, Saren Nofs-Snyder as Queen Elizabeth, Maureen Gallagher as the Duchess of York, Matt Daniels as the Duke of Clarence, Jonathan Weir as Lord Stanley and Mark D. Hines as Buckingham. Read More

Shakespeare at Notre Dame presents SonnetFest 2013

Author: Chuck Gessert

SonnetFest 2013

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Valentine’s Day with the fourth annual SonnetFest — a communitywide public reading of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets as interpreted by members of the Notre Dame and Michiana communities. The event will be streamed live online for the first time this year at www.shakespeare.nd.edu.

“Over the past three years the event has proven to be so popular that we are continuing our annual tradition where faculty, staff, students and members of our community can gather together and bring Shakespeare’s beautiful ruminations on love to life,” according to Scott Jackson, executive director of Shakespeare of Notre Dame. Read More

Young Company performs 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on Main Quad

Author: Paul Murphy

On August 20, the Notre Dame Shakespeare's Young Company held their final performance of _A Midsummer Night's Dream_ on Main Quad

On August 20, the Notre Dame Shakespeare’s Young Company held their final performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Main Quad. The Young Company has traveled around Michiana performing the famed play throughout the summer.

To view more photos or purchase prints from this performance, click here. Read More

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents 'Hamlet'

Author: Chuck Gessert

Shakespeare Festival 2012

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” directed by David H. Bell, will be performed Aug. 14 through 26 and features a company of professional actors including NDSF veterans Andy Truschinski in the title role, Elizabeth Ledo as Ophelia and Donald Carrier as Polonius.

“Hamlet” will be presented in the Decio Mainstage Theatre in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Tickets are on sale now for $12 to $75 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. A special family performance is offered at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 (Saturday) with four tickets for only $32. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office at 574-631-2800 or visit the website. Read More

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents ShakeScenes

Author: Chuck Gessert

2012 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival opens with performances of ShakeScenes at the University of Notre Dame’s historic Washington Hall at 2 p.m. July 14 and 15 (Saturday and Sunday). During the course of one weekend, more than 100 actors and directors from throughout the Michiana community take to the stage in two different performances, each offering a series of 10-minute scenes taken from the plays of William Shakespeare.

This year’s line-up includes troupes from Robinson Shakespeare Company, The Acting Ensemble Stage Company, St. Matthew’s Cathedral School, South Bend Civic Theatre, Trinity School at Greenlawn, LaSalle Academy and The Player’s Guild at Indiana University South Bend. Read More

New Artistic Director of Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Named

Author: Arts and Letters

Grant Mudge has been named the Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Mudge succeeds Jay Paul Skelton, who departs after the conclusion of 2012 season of the Festival to pursue a research degree in England. “We chose Grant after an extensive national search,” says Peter Holland, associate dean for the arts in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. “His success in building the Richmond Shakespeare Festival shows that he has the track-record and the talent to help us take the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival forward to an ever more exciting future. Read More