The work never stops. Shakespeare at Notre Dame is pleased to bring a successful 2022 to a close, with more exciting events lined up for 2023. Actors From The London Stage returns to the road in spring 2023, with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival returning summer 2023. Read on for more.
AFTLS Tours Romeo and Juliet January-March 2023
Following two incredibly successful tours in 2022 (Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth, respectively), Actors From The London Stage returns to the road in January 2023 with a new staging of Shakespeare's immortal Romeo and Juliet. Starring Grace Andrews, Kaffe Keating, Hilary Maclean, Jonathan Oldfield, and Thomas Wingfield, Romeo and Juliet will visit Utah, Texas, Kansas, Ohio, and Alabama, with Notre Dame performances scheduled for March 1, 2 & 3, 2023. Tickets on sale now at shakespeare.nd.edu. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more information. Future tours include As You Like It (fall 2023), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (spring 2024).
NDSF returns summer 2023 with Hamlet and The Book of Will
The 2023 season for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has been revealed, with the NDSF Professsional Company returning with a brand-new production of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy Hamlet, directed by Vanessa Morosco. Hamlet previews Aug. 15 & 16, 2023, with performances running August 17-27, 2023; tickets go on sale this coming spring. Also in the works is a new staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's popular comedy The Book of Will, directed by Grant Mudge. Auditions for NDSF 2023 will be held January 27 & 28, 2023 at the University of Notre Dame, and January 29 in Chicago; an information session on NDSF's Apprentice Program will be held soon. Keep an eye on shakespeare.nd.edu for more information on the 2023 season.
A Note from NDSF's Grant Mudge
The lengthening nights here at year's end offer a timely chance to say thank you. Thank you to the many friends, colleagues, and family of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival---indeed of all the many offerings of Shakespeare at Notre Dame. We have felt your support. As we return to the bright lights of our stages, and look ahead to 2023, we remain profoundly grateful to once again be creating live theatre. For any who would like to join in the effort with a contribution, you can do so by following this link. Feel free to include your comments at the bottom of the form. You can also access it year-round via the Shakespeare at Notre Dame website. Just click “Get Involved."
As we look to the year ahead, this week especially, Hamlet comes to mind:
Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad;
The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Marcellus to Horatio - Hamlet, I.1
We wish you a joyous holiday season, and look forward to seeing you in the new year. Thank you.
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- Austin Tichenor sounds off on the parallels between HBO's hit series The White Lotus and Shakespeare's The Tempest.
- The Guardian's David Jays explores Shakespeare's problematic side through discussions with actors and directors.