September 1, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop for Teachers: The First Folio Teaches Teachers: Shakespeare’s Text Demystified
September 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Performances: A Taste of Shakespeare from the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada
Sunday, September 11, 2016
11:30am Romeo and Juliet
1:30pm A Midsummer Night's Dream
2:30pm Romeo and Juliet
4:30pm A Midsummer Night's Dream
Workshops for Children and Families
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes Viral
Eric Rasmussen, Foundation Professor and Chair of English at the University of Nevada, Reno
Performance: UNLV School of Music presents "Art Songs to Shakespearean Texts”
Sunday, September 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Advanced singers from UNLV's School of Music will perform songs from a selection of composers from the 19th and 20th centuries who have set Shakespeare’s texts to music. Performers will speak briefly about the composers and their different settings.
All colloquia are in the Goldfield Room, 3rd floor, Lied Library. Colloquia are free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
What We Can Learn about Shakespeare from the First Folio
Richard Harp, Professor of English at UNLV
The tributes made in the First Folio by some of Shakespeare's famous contemporaries reveal much about the author and his art.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
"Hazard All He Hath": Shakespeare's Gambling World
David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the UNLV University Libraries
Gambling has a long presence in English life, a presence that grew steadily over time. By the Elizabethan era, gambling was so engrained within the English consciousness that it can be found throughout the works of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare incorporated references to specific games ranging from novum to primero into several of his plays, and, to prove that gambling was more than just a pastime, incorporated larger themes of gambling, and particularly “hazard,” into his work. This talk examines the state of English gambling when Shakespeare wrote and traces the presence of gambling action and themes throughout his plays.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
21st Century Shakespeare
Evelyn Gajowski, Professor of English at UNLV
Why do Shakespeare's texts resonate so powerfully for us at the outset of the twenty-first century? Why is Shakespeare more popular today than ever before? What are the various ways in which we consume Shakespeare's texts 400 years after he produced them? Professor Gajowski aims to suggest answers to these questions by elucidating the current state of the art of analyzing Shakespeare
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
Searching For Shakespeare: Folger's Secret Search for First Folios
Stephen Brown, Barrick Scholar, Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UNLV
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Capturing Shakespearean Performance in Print: The Edwin Booth Prompt Books
Lezlie Cross, Assistant Professor of Theatre at UNLV
This lecture stems from Dr. Lezlie Cross's in-progress book project which details the publication, sales, and use of Edwin Booth's acting editions of Shakespeare. Booth was the most popular and influential actor in nineteenth-century America and this study of his acting editions provides a rare glimpse into the history of the American theatre and print industry.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Shakespeare and Environmental Crisis
Charles Whitney, Professor of English at UNLV
The powers that be are not effectively addressing today’s existential crisis. Awareness and understanding must be increased, including through study of Shakespeare, whose work provides relevant insights.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
"Bring Out Your Dead!": Cashing in on Shakespeare in the First Folio
John Bowers, Professor of English at UNLV
William Shakespeare wrote his plays for box-office profits at the theater, not for a reading public. When his old colleagues John Hemings and Henry Condell published his plays seven years after his death, they too were looking for financial profit and "packaged" the dramas -- as well as the dramatist himself -- to boost income by appealing to a new market of readers, thus making Shakespeare the subject of literary studies ever since.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Printing Technologies
Michael Frazier, Special Collections Conservator in the UNLV University Libraries
Frazier will explain the expense and the labor that would have been required to produce a folio edition in the 16th and 17th centuries, and give comparative examples of printed works from the Renaissance.
Shakespeare Seen: scene study sessions feature video clips of film or theatre productions the pages of Shakespeare's plays with attention to interpretive decisions made by performers, directors or other artists.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm, Goldfield Room, Lied Library
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, Act 5, Scene 3, presented by Scott Hollifield, Assistant Professor in Residence in UNLV's English Department.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00pm, Goldfield Room, Lied Library
Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7, presented by Kathryne Gargano, UNLV Master of Fine Arts student in poetry.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm, Goldfield Room, Lied Library
Antony and Cleopatra, Act 5, Scene 2, presented by Dorothy Vanderford, UNLV doctoral student in English concentrating on early modern drama.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 3:00pm, Goldfield Room, Lied Library
The Tempest, Act TBA, Scene TBA, presented by Alana Faagai, UNLV doctoral student in English.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:00pm, Goldfield Room, Lied Library
Titus Andronicus Act 4, Scene 2, presented by Ariel Santos, UNLV doctoral student in English.
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. First Folio! has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of Google.org, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.