Quarterly Tidings from Shakespeare at Notre Dame

Author: Shakespeare at Notre Dame

The great work continues!

Shakespeare at Notre Dame has a jam-packed schedule in the months ahead, featuring performances, screenings, exclusive events, and so much more. Read on to discover how you can be a part of the arts at the University of Notre Dame.

NOVEMBER 11: Shakespeare's Dreams with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra
NOVEMBER 14: Free Screening and Q&A: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison
NOVEMBER 15: Free Panel Discussion: Folio Matters at The Arden Shakespeare
NOVEMBER 30: NDSF 2024 Season Information Session
JANUARY 24, 25 & 26: A Midsummer Night's Dream from Actors From The London Stage

November 11: Shakespeare's Dreams


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Indulge in an enchanted evening of classical music as the South Bend Symphony and Shakespeare at Notre Dame present the second installment in the Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series: “Shakespeare’s Dreams: music by Mendelssohn, Sibelius, and more.” The evergreen A Midsummer Night’s Dream excerpts by Mendelssohn, featuring the timeless "Wedding March," will transport you to a mystical world of magic and mystery. Directed by Scott Jackson and featuring NDSF veterans Marlon Andrew Burnley (Romeo and Juliet), TayLar (Hamlet 50/50), and Sarah Scanlon (The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream).

Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. EST, at the Morris Performing Arts Center; preshow discussion with director Scott Jackson at 6:30 p.m.


November 14: Free Screening and Q&A: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison


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Join us for a FREE screening of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison, featuring a live Q&A with Johnny Stallings, moderated by Peter Holland. In 2010, Stallings directed a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Two Rivers prison in Umatilla, Oregon. Iraqi-born filmmaker Bushra Azzouz interviewed each of the actors, and filmed group dialogues, rehearsals and performances of the play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Prison provides a window into a world that most people don’t know exists—the world of prison theater. FREE but ticketed.

Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. EST, at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.


November 15: Free Panel Discussion


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How do race, gender and queerness intersect with textual editing? What kind of editorial decisions add or change meaning to words and phrases? Join us for a free panel discussion where Arden Shakespeare Fourth Series General Editors Peter Holland (McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame) and Tiffany Stern, volume editors Patricia Akhimie and Urvashi Chakravarty, and Arden Advisory Fellows Jennifer Park and Robert Stagg will explore the complex and exciting challenges of editing Shakespeare’s texts for the next generation of readers and performers.


Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. EST, online via Microsoft Teams.

November 30: NDSF 2024 Info Session


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Join us to learn how you can join the 2024 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival! Discover our summer 2024 programming, featuring ShakeScenes, Shakespeare After Hours, and the NDSF Professional Company, and find out how you can play your part. More information coming soon!


Thursday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. EST, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Actors From The London Stage presents A Midsummer Night's Dream


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Take a trip into the magical forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where identities are mistaken, love blossoms, and magic reigns. A joyful and enormously entertaining blend of romance, slapstick, and pathos, Shakespeare’s effervescent comic fantasy remains perennially popular for its vivid characters, sparkling wit, and famed comic setpieces. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is brought to life by Actors From The London Stage, a dynamic five-actor company managed by Shakespeare at Notre Dame that tours the United States twice annually. This tour's cast includes Natasha Bain, Anna Crichlow, Sam Hill, Lucy Reynolds, and Michael Wagg.


NEW PERFORMANCE LOCATION! Notre Dame performances January 25, 25 & 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. EST, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.