The First Folio at Texas A&M University

The First Folio at Texas A&M University In Spring 2016, Texas A&M is hosting Shakespeare's First Folio. Our #FolioRodeo features exhibits, workshops, performances, films, lectures, & more.

Texas A&M University is honored to host Shakespeare’s First Folio, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. In Spring 2016, parties from across Texas will come together to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with an exciting schedule of free events, affectionately dubbed the Folio Rodeo. A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio of 1623 will be the centerpiece for the events. The Folio will be on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare traveling exhibition, which has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by the generous support of Google.org and Vinton and Sigrid Cerf. These organizations have selected one institution in each state, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico to host this landmark of English literature and book production. Texas A&M University, the winning representative for the state of Texas, will display the volume and its accompanying exhibition in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at the Memorial Student Center. Other exhibitions and events will be held at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, the Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities building, and throughout the community. Keep an eye on our page for details and updates about the exhibits, lectures, performances, and other educational events that will take place as part of the celebration throughout spring 2016. See lonestarfolio.tamu.edu for more information.

MOVIE NIGHT!! (It's our last one!) Join us tonight at 6:30p in MSC 2400 for Chimes at Midnight. #FolioRodeo #Alternative...
05/03/2016
The First Folio at Texas A&M University

MOVIE NIGHT!! (It's our last one!) Join us tonight at 6:30p in MSC 2400 for Chimes at Midnight. #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares

Who's ready for a break from end-of-semester stress? Celebrate the last day of classes by joining us at the last #FolioRodeo event, the closing of our #AlternativeShakespeares film series!

Tomorrow, Tues. May 3, at 6:30p: Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight, a plot that revolves around a recurring Shakespeare character, Falstaff, and his father-son relationship with Prince Hal (later Henry V). Join us in MSC 2400.

Who's ready for a break from end-of-semester stress? Celebrate the last day of classes by joining us at the last #FolioR...
05/03/2016
Chimes at Midnight (Dir. Orson Welles, US, 1966)

Who's ready for a break from end-of-semester stress? Celebrate the last day of classes by joining us at the last #FolioRodeo event, the closing of our #AlternativeShakespeares film series!

Tomorrow, Tues. May 3, at 6:30p: Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight, a plot that revolves around a recurring Shakespeare character, Falstaff, and his father-son relationship with Prince Hal (later Henry V). Join us in MSC 2400.

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

MOVIE NIGHT!! Join us at 6:30p in MSC 2300D for Were the World Mine: Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s D...
04/20/2016
Were the World Mine (Dir. Tom Gustafson, US, 2008)

MOVIE NIGHT!! Join us at 6:30p in MSC 2300D for Were the World Mine: Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower to turn many in his community gay, to let them take a walk in his shoes. #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares

Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower to turn many in his community gay, to let them take a walk in …

MOVIE NIGHT!!! Join us at 6:30 tonight for Shakespeare Behind Bars.
04/14/2016
The First Folio at Texas A&M University

MOVIE NIGHT!!! Join us at 6:30 tonight for Shakespeare Behind Bars.

Rescheduled after technical difficulties: Shakespeare Behind Bars! Come see the documentary tomorrow night, April 14, at 6:30p in HECC 209. A&M's own Karen Davis has been to the prison where the documentary was filmed and worked with the very men featured. She'll introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards. Join us! #AlternativeShakespeares #FolioRodeo

Rescheduled after technical difficulties: Shakespeare Behind Bars! Come see the documentary tomorrow night, April 14, at...
04/13/2016
Shakespeare Behind Bars (Dir. Hank Rogerson, US, 2005)

Rescheduled after technical difficulties: Shakespeare Behind Bars! Come see the documentary tomorrow night, April 14, at 6:30p in HECC 209. A&M's own Karen Davis has been to the prison where the documentary was filmed and worked with the very men featured. She'll introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards. Join us! #AlternativeShakespeares #FolioRodeo

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

We have a winner!! #ToThineOwnSelfie #FolioRodeo
04/08/2016

We have a winner!! #ToThineOwnSelfie #FolioRodeo

Thanks to all who participated in the #ToThineOwnSelfie contest – and congratulations to our winner Cecie! It was great seeing your selfies with amazing literature! #lonestarfolio

MOVIE NIGHT!! Who's coming? Tonight at 6:30p in Rudder 601!
04/07/2016
The First Folio at Texas A&M University

MOVIE NIGHT!! Who's coming? Tonight at 6:30p in Rudder 601!

The folio might be on its way home to the Folger, but the rodeo ain't over yet! Our Alternative Shakespeare film series lives on through May.

Next up: from Director Tim Blake Nelson, "O" -- a modern adaptation of Othello with a prep school basketball star as the title character. Come join us for a free showing tomorrow night at 6:30p in Rudder Tower 601! #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares #Shx400

The folio might be on its way home to the Folger, but the rodeo ain't over yet! Our Alternative Shakespeare film series ...
04/06/2016
O (Dir. Tim Blake Nelson, US, 2001)

The folio might be on its way home to the Folger, but the rodeo ain't over yet! Our Alternative Shakespeare film series lives on through May.

Next up: from Director Tim Blake Nelson, "O" -- a modern adaptation of Othello with a prep school basketball star as the title character. Come join us for a free showing tomorrow night at 6:30p in Rudder Tower 601! #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares #Shx400

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.

04/03/2016

LAST DAY!!! Today is your last chance to see the First Folio before it leaves Aggieland. The Stark Galleries are open today til 6pm, and then the book is moving on to the next state in the tour. While you're there, take a selfie, tag us, and get yourself a t-shirt! #ToThineOwnSelfie #FolioRodeo

Still looking for a #FolioRodeo T-Shirt? Here’s the last chance for you to get one! Here’s what you need to do:1. Ta...
04/01/2016

Still looking for a #FolioRodeo T-Shirt? Here’s the last chance for you to get one! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Take a selfie on location, either with Shakespeare’s First Folio at Stark Galleries in the MSC or at the Early Modern Literature exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library.

2. Upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use #ToThineOwnSelfie and tag @LoneStarFolio (on Twitter and Instagram) or The First Folio at Texas A&M University (on Facebook).

3. Show the posted selfie to the front desk attendant in the Stark Galleries or at Cushing, and get your free shirt!

PLUS – You’ll be entered to win one of three grand prizes: SIGNED copies of books written by our featured presenters.

Limit one shirt per person, while supplies last.

TONIGHT! The #FolioRodeo closing lecture, featuring Dr. James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative LIterature a...
03/30/2016
“Shakespeare, Equivocation, and 1606” Featuring Dr. James S. Shapiro, Columbia University

TONIGHT! The #FolioRodeo closing lecture, featuring Dr. James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative LIterature at Columbia University and Shakespeare all-star of international acclaim!

Join us for his talk at 5:30 in MSC 2300D and for a reception at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries afterwards!

Texas A&M University Libraries Texas A&M Liberal Arts Texas A&M University Art Galleries TAMU Department of English The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

The closing lecture will feature Dr. James S. Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Still looking for a Lone Star Folio T-Shirt? We’ve got another chance for you to get one! Here’s what you need to do...
03/23/2016

Still looking for a Lone Star Folio T-Shirt? We’ve got another chance for you to get one! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Take a selfie on location, either with Shakespeare’s First Folio at Stark Galleries in the MSC or at the Early Modern Literature exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library.

2. Upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use #ToThineOwnSelfie and tag @LoneStarFolio (on Twitter and Instagram) or The First Folio at Texas A&M University (on Facebook).

3. Show the posted selfie to the front desk attendant in the Stark Galleries or at Cushing, and get your free shirt!

PLUS – You’ll be entered to win one of three grand prizes: SIGNED copies of books written by our featured presenters.

Limit one shirt per person, while supplies last.

Planning a First Folio visit for Easter weekend? Gallery hours have changed: Friday (3/25) 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday ...
03/22/2016

Planning a First Folio visit for Easter weekend? Gallery hours have changed: Friday (3/25) 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday (3/26) 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday (3/27) CLOSED. -- with Texas A&M University Art Galleries

There's a lot of buzz about UT professor Douglas Bruster's lecture this afternoon! He says he'll be sharing a new discov...
03/22/2016
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There's a lot of buzz about UT professor Douglas Bruster's lecture this afternoon! He says he'll be sharing a new discovery in Shakespeare scholarship. Check out the Batt's reporting!

Will you be there? Join us in LAAH 453 today at 4pm! Bruster's talk is free and open to the public.

MOVIE NIGHT! In this adaptation, Shakespeare's Hamlet is reimagined as an Indian crime drama that takes place amid the K...
03/21/2016
Haider (Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj, India, 2014)

MOVIE NIGHT! In this adaptation, Shakespeare's Hamlet is reimagined as an Indian crime drama that takes place amid the Kashmir insurgencies of 1995. Come check it out tonight at 6:30p in MSC 2400! #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares

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

Three of Shakespeare's sonnets are set and ready to print as part of tomorrow's #PrintingShakespeare workshop at Cushing...
03/15/2016

Three of Shakespeare's sonnets are set and ready to print as part of tomorrow's #PrintingShakespeare workshop at Cushing Memorial Library! (Thanks to Maddie Keyser, Kate Ozment, and Kevin O'Sullivan!)

Join us tomorrow for our family learning day -- make paper, marble paper, and practice printing on a press just like the one used to print Shakespeare's First Folio!

For details:
http://lonestarfolio.tamu.edu/calendar/printing-shakespeare-a-hands-on-book-history-learning-day/

Looking for a fun family event over spring break? Join us Tuesday, March 15 (the Ides of March!!) for our hands-on Book ...
03/11/2016
Printing Shakespeare: A Hands-on Book History Learning Day

Looking for a fun family event over spring break? Join us Tuesday, March 15 (the Ides of March!!) for our hands-on Book History Learning Day. You can learn to make and marble paper, set type, and try printing on an authentic English common press. All are welcome. Drop in as you can, 1-4pm.

Faculty from the Libraries will offer a hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing.

TONIGHT the first LIVE performance of the #FolioRodeo: Texas A&M's very own Performance Studies Dept is staging a readin...
03/10/2016
TAMU Performance Studies Presents Wittenberg

TONIGHT the first LIVE performance of the #FolioRodeo: Texas A&M's very own Performance Studies Dept is staging a reading of Wittenberg, David Davalos's "tragical-comedical-historical" spin-off of Hamlet. Join us at 5:30p in the Black Box Theatre in LAAH.

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.

MOVIE NIGHT! Free showing of Shakespeare Behind Bars at 6:30p in MSC 2400 -- a documentary about 20 prison inmates putti...
03/09/2016
Shakespeare Behind Bars (Dir. Hank Rogerson, US, 2005)

MOVIE NIGHT! Free showing of Shakespeare Behind Bars at 6:30p in MSC 2400 -- a documentary about 20 prison inmates putting on The Tempest. Introduction and discussion led by Karen Davis, who has visited this prison and worked with this program. She'll share her insights and a few behind-the-scenes stories as well. Don't miss it! #FolioRodeo #AlternativeShakespeares

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

It's here, y'all! The First Folio exhibit opens TOMORROW in Stark Galleries in the MSC! Join us at 5:30 for Dr. Laura Es...
03/07/2016

It's here, y'all! The First Folio exhibit opens TOMORROW in Stark Galleries in the MSC! Join us at 5:30 for Dr. Laura Estill's opening lecture followed by a reception at the gallery and a tour of the exhibit.

In collaboration with Texas A&M University Art Galleries and Texas A&M University Libraries.

03/04/2016
The First Folio at Texas A&M University

Don't miss your chance to win! Enter our t-shirt giveaway by tagging a friend and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win a free #FolioRodeo t-shirt by connecting with us on social media!

Enter your name in our drawing by liking The First Folio at Texas A&M University on Facebook.

You can get one additional entry for each of the following:
(1) Tagging a friend in a comment on this post (one entry per friend tagged).
(2) Following @LoneStarFolio on Twitter.
(3) Following @LoneStarFolio on Instagram.

We'll randomly draw 25 winners on Monday, March 7th -- just in time for the First Folio exhibit to open on March 8th in the Texas A&M University Art Galleries at the MSC. (Contest closes at midnight on Sunday, March 6.)

03/01/2016

T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win a free #FolioRodeo t-shirt by connecting with us on social media!

Enter your name in our drawing by liking The First Folio at Texas A&M University on Facebook.

You can get one additional entry for each of the following:
(1) Tagging a friend in a comment on this post (one entry per friend tagged).
(2) Following @LoneStarFolio on Twitter.
(3) Following @LoneStarFolio on Instagram.

We'll randomly draw 25 winners on Monday, March 7th -- just in time for the First Folio exhibit to open on March 8th in the Texas A&M University Art Galleries at the MSC. (Contest closes at midnight on Sunday, March 6.)

Taking in a *second* folio in Cushing Memorial Library's Early Modern Exhibit after a day of Shakespeare activities with...
02/20/2016

Taking in a *second* folio in Cushing Memorial Library's Early Modern Exhibit after a day of Shakespeare activities with the First Folio Teaches Teachers workshop from the Folger. #FolioRodeo #FolgerED

We're folding folios and quartos at our first installment of the First Folio Teaches Teachers workshop! #FolgerED #Folio...
02/20/2016

We're folding folios and quartos at our first installment of the First Folio Teaches Teachers workshop! #FolgerED #FolioRodeo

Last chance to become a tour guide for the First Folio. SIGN UP TODAY!!All majors and classes welcome. No experience nec...
02/19/2016
The First Folio at Texas A&M University

Last chance to become a tour guide for the First Folio. SIGN UP TODAY!!
All majors and classes welcome. No experience necessary.
#MustLoveShakespeare #FolioRodeo

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Attention all TAMU students: Want to see behind the scenes when Shakespeare's First Folio comes to town? Apply today to be a docent for the #FolioRodeo!

All majors and classes are encouraged to apply. We'll provide all the training you need and a free t-shirt. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEB. 19.

Who's coming to the MSC this afternoon for a free #FolioRodeo t-shirt? Tag your friends so they don't miss out! See y'al...
02/18/2016

Who's coming to the MSC this afternoon for a free #FolioRodeo t-shirt? Tag your friends so they don't miss out! See y'all at 2pm!

TONIGHT! Throne of Blood at 6:30 p.m. in Rudder 601!And tomorrow? Free t-shirts. :-) Stay tuned!
02/17/2016
Throne of Blood (Dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

TONIGHT! Throne of Blood at 6:30 p.m. in Rudder 601!

And tomorrow? Free t-shirts. :-) Stay tuned!

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

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Attention all TAMU students: Want to see behind the scenes when Shakespeare's First Folio comes to to...
02/16/2016
Call for Docents.pdf

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Attention all TAMU students: Want to see behind the scenes when Shakespeare's First Folio comes to town? Apply today to be a docent for the #FolioRodeo!

All majors and classes are encouraged to apply. We'll provide all the training you need and a free t-shirt. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEB. 19.

You know you want one. TAMU students, your next chance at a FREE #FolioRodeo t-shirt is this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in th...
02/16/2016

You know you want one. TAMU students, your next chance at a FREE #FolioRodeo t-shirt is this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the 12th Man Hall at the MSC. Spread the word!

THIS WEEK: Join us Wednesday night for Throne of Blood, the next film in our Alternative Shakespeares series. It's a Jap...
02/15/2016
Throne of Blood (Dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

THIS WEEK: Join us Wednesday night for Throne of Blood, the next film in our Alternative Shakespeares series. It's a Japanese adaptation of Macbeth that Harold Bloom has called the most successful film version of the play.

Who's in?

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

02/11/2016

Miss your chance at a free #FolioRodeo t-shirt this morning? Here comes round two! Find us at LAAH at 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Today's the day! Come grab your free #FolioRodeo t-shirt at Evans Library at 10 a.m.!  Don't be late -- first come, firs...
02/11/2016

Today's the day! Come grab your free #FolioRodeo t-shirt at Evans Library at 10 a.m.! Don't be late -- first come, first served. These will go fast!

Where do I get one of those awesome #FolioRodeo shirts, you ask? We're giving them away TOMORROW at 10 a.m. in Evans Lib...
02/10/2016

Where do I get one of those awesome #FolioRodeo shirts, you ask? We're giving them away TOMORROW at 10 a.m. in Evans Library and at 2 p.m. in LAAH. Only while supplies last, so don't wait to scoop yours up!

They've got #FolioRodeo t-shirts. You jealous? A&M students: stay tuned for details on where to get your free shirt this...
02/09/2016

They've got #FolioRodeo t-shirts. You jealous?
A&M students: stay tuned for details on where to get your free shirt this Thursday, thanks to Texas A&M University Libraries!

We had a good turnout last night for the first film in our Alternative Shakespeare film series: 45 students, faculty, an...
02/03/2016

We had a good turnout last night for the first film in our Alternative Shakespeare film series: 45 students, faculty, and community members! Which of the upcoming films are you most excited to see?
http://lonestarfolio.tamu.edu/performances/

Hear A&M's own Kevin O'Sullivan of Cushing Memorial Library chat with David Brown on Texas Standard about what's so grea...
02/01/2016
Shakespeare’s First Folio is Texas Bound

Hear A&M's own Kevin O'Sullivan of Cushing Memorial Library chat with David Brown on Texas Standard about what's so great about the First Folio. (Hint: Without it, we'd have lost 18 plays, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and the Tempest!) Plus an overview of our "Texas-sized" slate of events, the #FolioRodeo.

Without Shakespeare's First Folio, the world would have lost 18 of the bard's plays.

Calling all TAMU students: Want to lead tours for the #FolioRodeo? Get up close and personal with Shakespeare's First Fo...
01/29/2016
Call for Docents.pdf

Calling all TAMU students: Want to lead tours for the #FolioRodeo? Get up close and personal with Shakespeare's First Folio! Apply now to be a docent.

All majors and classes are encouraged to apply. We will provide training and materials, as well as a spiffy free t-shirt!

Who's up for seeing Hamlet as a woman? Come to the first screening in our Alternative Shakespeares film series this Tues...
01/29/2016
Hamlet (Dir. Svend Gade/Heinz Schall, Germany, 1921)

Who's up for seeing Hamlet as a woman? Come to the first screening in our Alternative Shakespeares film series this Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 6:30 in Rudder 610.

Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen headlines this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The First Folio at Texas A&M University's cover photo
01/28/2016

The First Folio at Texas A&M University's cover photo

Time to get excited and show your support for Shakespeare! We've got a copy of the first folio coming to A&M (thanks to ...
01/27/2016
LonestarFolio

Time to get excited and show your support for Shakespeare! We've got a copy of the first folio coming to A&M (thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library), and the team here has put together a whole Folio Rodeo full of events--performances, lectures, exhibits, even a film series!--to celebrate. Events kick off next week. You can check out the full schedule on our website and like our page for updates.

Texas A&M University has been chosen as the Texas host for Shakespeare’s First Folio on its national tour to commemorate the 400th year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Folger Shakespeare Library is putting on the traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare which is visiti…

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