Shakespeare 1616-2016

Author: Aaron Nichols

A global celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and legacy

In January, Shakespeare at Notre Dame will kick off “SHAKESPEARE: 1616-2016,” a yearlong series of performances, conferences and special events commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and his legacy. “Act One” of the celebration includes events slated during the University of Notre Dame’s spring semester, which runs January through April. Read More

Notre Dame to host 2016 exhibition of William Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio

Author: Notre Dame News


The University of Notre Dame will host an exhibition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio next January.


One of the world’s rarest and most treasured books, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. It will be displayed in the Hesburgh Library at Notre Dame January 4-29 during a nationwide traveling exhibition titled “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association and hosted by Shakespeare at Notre Dame. Read More

Shakespeare at Notre Dame to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

Author: Scott Jackson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 26, 2015)

Folger Shakespeare Library Announces 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibit to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death (1616-2016). 

NOTRE DAME, INDIANA— Shakespeare at Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library have been selected as the host site for the state of Indiana for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Read More

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

“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