Following up on the highly successful First Folio exhibit and events at Sam Noble Museum last January, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616 will continue throughout the new academic year, in a program designed to emphasize the multiplicity and wide relevance of modern Shakespearean performance.
In each semester of AY 2016-17, the "Global Shakespeare Festival" will present three events: a film of a Shakespeare play, in the original English; a film of a Shakespeare play, in a foreign language (with English captions); and a live performance featuring Drama students and professors exploring scenes from these and other plays. Each event will include discussion with the audience, led by professors.
All events will take place in Meacham Auditorium (Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.) from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and will be open without charge to university members and the public.
Sept. 15: Richard Loncraine/Ian McKellen, Richard III (1995, English); with after-film discussion
Oct. 20: Akira Kurosawa, Throne of Blood (1957, Japanese version of Macbeth); with after-film
discussion including Prof. Man Fung Yip (Film and Media Studies)
Nov. 17: Drama professors and students performing/discussing scenes
Feb. 16: Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus (2011, English); with after-film discussion
March 23: Sulayman al-Bassam, Al-Hamlet Summit (2004, Arabic); with after-film discussion
including Prof. Mohammad Al Masri (International Area Studies / Modern Languages)
April 20: Drama professors and students performing/discussing scenes
Organizers: Profs. Joyce Coleman (English and CMRS), Su Fang Ng (English), Sara Coodin (Classics & Letters), and Alissa Mortimer and Tom Orr (Helmerich School of Drama). Funding has been generously provided by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Helmerich School of Drama, the Dept. of Classics & Letters, the English Dept., and Film & Media Studies.