Shakespeare at Winedale

 




American Shakespeare Center Tour



ASC's Macbeth Graphic


Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes. - IV.i

Wednesday, February 28
    Preshow @ 7:00pm
    Curtain @ 7:30pm
Hogg Auditorium - UT Campus

From the first words of the play until the title character loses his head, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is also his most unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power and supernatural predictions, Macbeth and his Lady fight to hold on to their ill-gotten throne, their sanity, and each other by any means necessary.

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Spring Class Performances



A Midsummer Night's Dream Graphic


A Midsummer Night's Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth. - I.i

Preview: Tuesday, April 24
    7:00pm
Texas Quadrangle Room on the third floor of the Texas Union - UT Campus

Friday - Saturday, April 27 - 28
    7:00pm
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

A favorite play at Winedale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows multiple storylines through varied pursuits of love. While young Athenian couples chase each other through the woods, the Fairy King and Queen engage in a quarrel that leads to absurd outcomes, thanks to the mistakes, and mischief, of the merry spirit, Puck. Meanwhile, an enthusiastic band of amateur players begins rehearsing its play in the forest. Their efforts yield comedy when they cross paths with the fairies, but also generate some of Shakespeare’s most insightful commentary on his own art. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be the culmination of the spring class’s exploration of the metatheatrical dimension of Shakespeare.

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