Over the course of the year, the campus will celebrate with special Shakespeare-related events. Two such events are an Elizabethan feast in the Commons Dining Hall and a public Shakespeare Birthday party for the campus and community — both planned for the spring. More details will follow.
Dining Services will host a Shakespearean feast on Thursday, March 31, in the Dining Hall from 5 - 8 pm. The feast will feature Elizabethan-era foods, drinks, and recipes, as well as entertainment, including Elizabethan Dancing and the Soliloquy Slam.
The campus will celebrate Shakespeare's birthday on April 29, the Friday of the first week of spring term and of Reunion Weekend, with Elizabethan-themed all-campus luncheon and entertainment.
Celebrating Shakespeare in Shenandoah Literary Magazine:
The spring 2016 issue of W&L's literary magazine contains an entire section of stories, poems and essays in celebration of Shakespeare. Click here to go to the issue.
"Your Favorite Professor's Favorite Shakespeare Film" Series:
Professor Erich Uffelman presents Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film version of Henry V on Tuesday, January 26.
Romeo and Juliet in Harlem:
In the fall, we hope to host filmmaker Aleta Chappelle, who has made a feature film with a "complete cast of color" called Romeo and Juliet in Harlem. She will come for a screening of the film, a talkback, and meetings with students interested in the film business or hearing about her career as a casting director and filmmaker. The visit will be sponsored by Shakespeare 2016! and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.