Special Events

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.

Shakespeare Feast:

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.

Birthday Celebration:

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.

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