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 features exhibits, w Wayne Stark Galleries at the Memorial Student Center.

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. Th

e 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. 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.

05/03/2016
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MOVIE NIGHT!! (It's our last one!) Join us tonight at 6:30p in MSC 2400 for Chimes at Midnight.

Who's ready for a break from end-of-semester stress? Celebrate the last day of classes by joining us at the last event, the closing of our 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.

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 event, the closing of our 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.

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.

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 …

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!

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!

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

04/08/2016

We have a winner!!

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

04/07/2016
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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!

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!

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!

04/01/2016

Still looking for a 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 and tag (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.

03/30/2016
“Shakespeare, Equivocation, and 1606” Featuring Dr. James S. Shapiro, Columbia University

TONIGHT! The 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.

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 and tag (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.

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

03/22/2016
www.thebatt.com

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.

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!

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

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.

03/10/2016
TAMU Performance Studies Presents Wittenberg

TONIGHT the first LIVE performance of the : 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.

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!

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

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
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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 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 on Twitter.
(3) Following 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 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 on Twitter.
(3) Following 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.)

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.

02/20/2016

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

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.

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 !

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.

02/18/2016

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

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.

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 !

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.

02/16/2016

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

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 t-shirt this morning? Here comes round two! Find us at LAAH at 2 p.m. while supplies last.

02/11/2016

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

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