Schedule of Events

Opening Reception

Date & Time: May 9, 5-7 pm.
About: Official launch of the exhibition.
Location: Montana Museum of Art & Culture, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana.
Audience: Free and open to the public.

Shakespeare at the Movies, Monday Nights at The Roxy

Date & Time: May 9, 7:30 pm
About: Missoula’s Community Cinema, The Roxy will present Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET (1996) in celebration of the Folios.
Location: The Roxy Theater 718 S. Higgins Ave.
Audience: Public. Advance tickets available online now at The Roxy.

Shakespeare for Students!

Date & Time: May 10-11-12, 9am-12pm.
About: Program series for 7th graders. Students will be bussed to UM and see a fight scene from Romeo & Juliet. Students will then break up into groups and engage in short entertainment sessions with members of the Missoula Children's Theater and the School of Theatre & Dance. Exhibits will include a tour of the Folio. Funded by SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning and Humanities Montana.
Location: Montana Museum of Art & Culture lobby and gallery, Masquer Theatre, Open Space, Montana Theatre.
Audience: Missoula County School District 7th Graders.

Children's Museum Missoula - Free Day!

Date & Time: May 12, 10am-5pm
About: Stop in to the Children's Museum Missoula for this FREE ADMISSION DAY. Learn through play all day and be sure to stop by the Culture Room, which will be decked out as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Special programs include:
11-11:30am - Words, Words, Words - Join us in practicing using some action words, feeling words, and compliments!
1-1:30pm - Create a Story - A little twist on Mad Libs, making stories is sure to make some laughs!
3:30-4pm - BASEment Improv - Local comedians will be joining us to teach improv and acting to the kids!
Location: Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W Front St, Missoula, MT.
Audience: Children and adults. Free and open to the public, today. For more information call 541-7529 or visit the Children's Museum Missoula.

Shakespeare at the Movies, Monday Nights at The Roxy

Date & Time: May 16, 7:30 pm.
About: Missoula’s Community Cinema, The Roxy will present Baz Lurman's  ROMEO + JULIET in celebration of the Folios.
Location: The Roxy Theater 718 S. Higgins Ave.
Audience: Public. Advance tickets available online now at The Roxy.

“The First Folio: What it Meant, What it Means” Linda Woodbridge, PhD

Date & Time: May 19, 7-8:30 pm
About: This lecture will focus on the importance of the Folio for the preservation of Shakespeare’s works and raising the issue of what printed plays meant to Shakespeare’s fans in his own time. Professor Woodbridge, PhD and Weiss Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University is specialist in Shakespeare and served as president of the Shakespeare Association of America and chair of the Shakespeare Division of the Modern Language Association. She spent a year as a fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C and has published numerous academic articles and books.
Location: Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana.
Audience: Adults. Free and open to the public.
 

Student players from across MT performing Shakespeare

Date & Time: May 20, 10am - 4pm. Full schedule available!
About: Performances of scenes from Shakespeare from student drama classes and clubs from across the state. Q&A after performances, coordinated by Beverly Chin, PhD, and the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts.
Location: Mansfield Library East Faculty Office Area.
Audience: Free and open to the public. Please contact Beverly.chin@umontana.edu for more information.

Best practices for teaching Shakespeare workshop

Date & Time: May 21, 9am-1pm. Full schedule available!
About: Workshop for teachers on best practices for bringing Shakespeare into the classroom, coordinated by Beverly Chin, PhD, and the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts. 
Location: University Center, 3rd Floor
Audience: Teachers of English language arts from across Montana. Please contact Beverly.chin@umontana.edu for more information.

Writing Workshop for Youth

Date & Time: May 21, 11am-1pm.
About: Free and open writing workshop for Missoula youth using the Folio as a creative launch, organized by the Missoula Writing Collaborative.
Location: Montana Museum of Art & Culture, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana.
Audience: Limited to 25 children, ages 9-12. Please email missoulawriting@gmail.com to register.

Writing Workshop for Teens

Date & Time: May 21, 12pm-2pm.
About: Free and open writing workshop for Missoula youth using the Folio as a creative launch, organized by the Missoula Writing Collaborative.
Location: Montana Museum of Art & Culture, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana.
Audience: Limited to 25 children, ages 12-16. Please email missoulawriting@gmail.com to register.

Shakespeare at the Movies, Monday Nights at The Roxy

Date & Time: May 23, 7:30 pm.
About: Missoula’s Community Cinema, The Roxy will present Joss Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in celebration of the Folios.
Location: The Roxy Theater 718 S. Higgins Ave.
Audience: Public. Advance tickets available online now at The Roxy.

A Blockbuster Book for the Ages: A Panel Discussion of Shakespeare's First Folio

Date & Time: May 25, 3pm
About: This panel discussion will introduce you to the Folio in fascinating and myriad ways. Audra Loyal, a book conservator and owner of The Vespiary Book Restoration and Bindery in Missoula will discuss what a folio is, standard materials used to assemble a folio, how book production today differs from methods used in Shakespeare’s time, the odd and interesting choice of the Jaggard Printers for the Folio, and the scholarship into the typeface used to determine workflow production. Ashby Kinch, PhD and professor of English at UM will talk about some of the Shakespeare holdings at the Mansfield Library’s Archives & Special Collections, including 18th century material and a facsimile of the First Folio produced by a Japanese University and gifted to Mike Mansfield, and will highlight the “uniqueness” of printed objects even in an era of mass produced printing. Linda Woodbridge, PhD and Weiss Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University will talk about the impact of thought process of the spread of literacy and the greater public availability of books, after the introduction of print just before the age of Shakespeare.
Location:  Room 204, Todd Building, University of Montana
Audience: This session is offered for MOLLI members and limited to 65 participants. Please call 243-2905 or email molli@umontana.edu to register.

“Shakespeare, Jonson, and literary immortality” John Hunt, PhD


Date & Time: May 26, 7-8:30pm,
About: This lecture will use the Folio to illustrate status and practices of writers in early modern England, attitudes toward literary immortality found in Shakespeare’s and Jonson’s works, and the ongoing cultural project of identifying Shakespeare as the greatest of English writers and remaking him in the image of later times.
Location: Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana.
Audience: Free and open to all

Shakespeare's Sky at spectrUM Discovery Area

Date & Time: Throughout May.
About: Explore with spectrUM's Discovery Area as we journey back in time to the features of the  night sky that inspired  Shakespeare's works.  spectrUM will offer hands-on opportunities to compare the tools we use today to Galileo's first use of the telescope to unlock the secrets of the sky. Science based hands-on activities will be featured during the month of May that highlight and celebrate the brilliance of the First Folio's night sky. Please check our calendar to see an updated list of events, free admission days, and field trip options.
Location: The University of Montana's spectrUM Discovery Area

Additional Community and Campus Programs


A Distance-Learning Festival for High School Learners

Date & Time: April 25-27
About: We Are Montana in the Classroom is offering a distance learning festival that will allow students to experience Shakespeare's plays and the Elizabethan world through an array of academic lenses, including physics & astronomy, counselor education, history, theater, neuroscience, and French. University of Montana faculty members will lead interactive sessions exploring how Shakespeare radiates across the disciplines and sharing some of the many opportunities that await students in higher education.
Location: Virtually, across Montana
Audience: General familiarity with Shakespeare is recommended, but students need not have read the specific plays mentioned in the session descriptions below to participate. Registration is free. For detailed information on sessions and to register your class please visit We Are Montana in the Classroom.

Virtual Writing Experience

Date & Time: May 3 and 5, 10am.
About: Missoula Writing Collaborative invites your students to attend a Virtual Writing Experience to celebrate First Folio:  The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare that will be exhibited at University of Montana Museum of Art and Culture in May.  The goal of this unique program is to help students experience Shakespeare’s Folio and become authors of their own poems and sonnets in a fun, collaborative, virtual experience.
Location: Virtually, across Montana.

Audience: Students and teachers in Grades 5-8. For more information and to register visit the Virtual Writing Experience webpage.