Austin Shakespeare Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Monday – March 28, 2016
Time:  7:00pm
The Grand Stafford Theatre

Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy in which four young lovers flee the adult world to the forest where they are enchanted by the King and Queen of the Fairies. Learn More

Hidden Room Theatre Presents Der Bestrafte Brudermord

Der Bestrafte Brudermord PhotoDate: Friday – April 1, 2016
Time:  7:00pm
The Amity Building

A humorous retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with puppets, the text of Der Bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Revenged) dates to an anonymous 1710 German manuscript. Learn More

Present Company Presents Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Saturday – April 2, 2016
Time:  8:00pm
The Amity Building

Austin’s award-winning Present Company will make their Brazos Valley debut with the premier of an innovative seven-person Hamlet, based on the First Folio text. Learn More

(Dir. Tim Blake Nelson, US, 2001)

O PosterDate:
Thursday – April 7, 2016 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Room 601, Rudder Tower

Featuring Julia Stiles, this modern adaptation of Othello is set in an upper class prep school and is centered on drama surrounding star basketball player Odin. Learn More

Shakespeare Behind Bars (Dir. Hank Rogerson, US, 2005)

Shakespeare Behind Bars PosterDate: Thursday – April 14, 2016 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: HECC 209

This documentary follows 20 male inmates in a Kentucky prison on their nine month process of bringing Shakespeare’s The Tempest to performance. Learn More

 Were the World Mine (Dir. Tom Gustafson, US, 2008)

Were the World Mine PosterDate: Wednesday – April 20, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: MSC 2300D, Memorial Student Center

Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the story follows a bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school. Learn More

Chimes at Midnight (Dir. Orson Welles, US, 1966)

Chimes at Midnight PosterDate: Tuesday – May 3, 2016 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: MSC 2400, Memorial Student Center

The film’s plot centers on Shakespeare’s recurring character Falstaff and his father-son relationship with Prince Hal. Learn More

Hamlet (Dir. Svend Gade/Heinz Schall, Germany, 1921)

Hamlet 1921 PosterDate: Tuesday – February 2, 2016
Location: Room 601, Rudder Tower

Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen headlines this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet which sees Hamlet made into a female character. Learn More


Throne of Blood (Dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

Throne of Blood PosterDate: Wednesday – February 17, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Room 601, Rudder Tower

Transposed from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this film takes place in feudal Japan with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama. Learn More

 Korol Lir (Dir. Grigori Kozintsev, Russia, 1971)

Thursday – March 3, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: MSC 2406, Memorial Student Center

This Soviet era film based on Shakespeare’s King Lear follows the lives of King Lear and his courtier Gloucester, documenting the madness and tragedy which befall them. Learn More

  TAMU Performance Studies Presents Wittenberg

tamu wittenbergDate: 
Thursday – March 10, 2016
Time:  5:30pm
Black Box Theatre, Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities (LAAH) Building

Set at Hamlet’s alma mater, Wittenberg University, the play is a “tragical-comedical-historical” take on what it means to grow up and speak up. Learn More

 Haider (Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj, India, 2014)

Haider PosterDate: Monday – March 21, 2016 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: MSC 2400, Memorial Student Center

Haider is an Indian crime drama serving as a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set amidst the Kashmir insurgencies of 1995. Learn More