NSDF Founder Dr. Paul Rathburn - 1934-2020
Shakespeare at Notre Dame and the University family mourn the passing of beloved professor and NDSF founder Dr. Paul Rathburn this past Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Filled with romantic machinations, political scheming, and some of Shakespeare's most vivid characters, The Tempest is a perennially popular tale now seen as one of his greatest works. Actors From The London Stage brings The Tempest to colleges & universities nationwide through April.
The 2020 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will return beginning July 17, 2020. Headlining the season is a stunning new staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream from our NDSF Professional Company. The NDSF Touring Company will travel to stages across Michiana with The Two Noble Kinsmen. And our Community Company will feature audience favorites Shakespeare After Hours, ShakeScenes, and much more.
Shakespeare at Notre Dame is thrilled to partner with The History Museum in South Bend, IN, on an exciting new exhibit showcasing the past, present, and future of Shakespearean performance, analysis, and culture at the University of Notre Dame. This extraordinary experience is open now through 2021.