Events

Experience the First Folio and Shakespeare's Legacy

FIU will celebrate the visit of Shakespeare's First Folio with a robust series of events. First Folio at FIU includes educational programming for Florida schoolchildren, a family day, and a closing day festival at the Frost Art Museum. A panel discussion, open-mic event, film series, improvisational workshops and performances, staged readings, and musical and theatrical performances will also take place on campus and in the community.

Schedule of Events

DateDescriptionTime
Feb. 1—28

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national traveling exhibition on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Feb. 1—29

Folio Facsimiles exhibit at Green Library (GL) — 2nd floor, FIU MMC

Feb. 1—29

I-CAVE virtual reality — Full immersion experience of Shakespeare's London c.1598
a collaboration by the College of Architecture + The Arts, College of Engineering & Computing, College of Arts, Sciences & Education,
at ECS 268, FIU MMC

Feb. 1

Hot Pepper Shakespeare — Eat a hot pepper and read some Shakespeare
sponsored by FIU Libraries
at Green Library (GL) TV lounge — 1st floor, FIU MMC

1 p.m.
Feb. 2—26

School programming at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Department of Theatre, and FIU Libraries

Feb. 2

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library
opens at FIU Frost Art Museum

10 a.m.
Feb. 2

Panel discussion "Book as Artifact" at Frost Art Museum — Room 107
sponsored by FIU Libraries

3:30—5 p.m.
Feb. 3

Screening of Much Ado About Nothing (2012) directed by Joss Whedon
sponsored by SGA-MMC at Frost Art Museum

7 p.m.
Feb. 4

Open Mic Night "Shakespeare Meets Hip-Hop."
Hosted by Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society
at Frost Art Museum

7:30—9:30 p.m.
Feb. 8

Lecture "Shakespeare and the Nature of Exile" by James Sutton, associate professor and chair of the FIU Department of English
Sponsored by the Exile Studies Program and The Betsy-South Beach
at Graham Center (GC) 243, FIU MMC

7 p.m.
Feb. 9

Lecture "From Pedestal to Ditch: Violence against Women in Shakespeare's Othello" by Sara Deats, distinguished university professor emerita, University of South Florida. Sponsored by the FIU Women's and Gender Studies Center.
at MARC Pavilion, FIU MMC

11 a.m.—
12 p.m.
Feb. 10

"The Spirit of Shakespeare at BBC" — Elizabethan ale + performances, lectures and readings of original works inspired by Shakespeare at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

1—4 p.m.
Feb. 10

Screening of Coriolanus (2011) directed by Ralph Fiennes at Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms
sponsored by SGA-MMC at Frost Art Museum

7 p.m.
Feb. 11

Lecture "Shakespeare, The Plague and Disease" by Aileen Marty, Professor, Infectious Diseases, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
sponsored by the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Honors College, and the College of Arts, Sciences & Education
at SIPA 125, FIU MMC

3:30 p.m.
Feb. 12

Lecture "Getting by with a little help from his friends: Shylock's Lawyers down through the centuries" by Richard H. Weisberg, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
sponsored by the College of Law, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, and the College of Arts, Sciences & Education
at Rafael Diaz Balart Hall Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 1000), FIU MMC

11 a.m.—
12:30 p.m.
Feb. 15—16

Academic Symposium “Shakespeare Across the Divide”
at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Feb. 15

Lecture on Shakespeare and Cervantes by Roland Greene, professor of English and comparative literature, Stanford University
at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

7 p.m.
Feb. 15 Shakespeare, Music and Love — a performance by musician Peter Rogen
sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality
at the Frost Art Museum
7–8:30 p.m.
Feb. 16

Seminar on Shakespeare and Race with Ayanna Thompson, professor of English, George Washington University
at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

10 a.m.
Feb. 17—27

As You Like It performed by the University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Miami Ring Theatre

Feb. 17

Seminar on "Shakespeare and Race" led by Ayanna Thompson, professor of English, George Washington University
sponsored by the Department of English, FIU African & African Diaspora Studies Program and FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
at Green Library (GL) 220, FIU MMC

10 a.m.—
12 p.m.
Feb. 17 Seminar on "Cervantes and Quixote in Miami" led by Roland Greene, professor of English and comparative literature, Stanford University. Hosted by the FIU Department of Modern Languages and FIU Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program.
at FIU MMC
1—3 p.m.
Feb. 17

Lecture on "Shakespeare’s Latinidad: Or, Why Read a Renaissance Playwright in 21st-Century Miami?"
by Roland Greene, professor of English and comparative literature, Stanford University
sponsored by FIU Honors College
at SIPA 125, FIU MMC

3:30 p.m.
Feb. 17

Screening of Love's Labour's Lost (2000) directed by Kenneth Branagh
sponsored by SGA-MMC
at Frost Art Museum

8 p.m.
Feb. 18

Panel discussion "Teaching the Classics at FIU." Sponsored by the FIU Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment.
at GL 220, FIU MMC

3:30—5 p.m.
Feb. 19

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and Dept. of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children's Chorus
at the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall at the Vera Lea Rinker Hall, Palm Beach Atlantic Univeristy

7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20

Folio Family Day at Frost Art Museum

11—4 p.m.
Feb. 21

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and Dept. of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children's Chorus 
at FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Concert Hall

3 p.m.
Feb. 22

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and Dept. of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children's Chorus
at FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23

The Improvised Shakespeare Co. performance hosted by Student Programming Council-MMC
at GC Ballrooms, FIU MMC

6 p.m.
Feb. 24

Andrea Mays author talk The Millionaire and the Bard sponsored by FIU Libraries
at Hubert Library (HL) 175, FIU BBC

4 p.m.
Feb. 24

The Improvised Shakespeare Co. performance at Felix Varela Senior High School

Feb. 25

Andrea Mays author talk The Millionaire and the Bard sponsored by FIU Libraries
at Frost Art Museum

4 p.m.
Feb. 25

Gravedigger's Tale performed by Folger Theatre hosted by the Student Programming Council-BBC
at Wolfe University Center (WUC), FIU BBC

7 p.m.
Feb. 25

33rd Annual National Shakespeare Competition sponsored by The English-Speaking Union of the United States
at the Center for International Education, 900 NE 23rd Avenue, Homestead, Fla.

7 p.m.
Feb. 25

"Shakespeare in Love" concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 26

Gravedigger's Tale performance and workshop by Folger Theatre hosted by the Student Programming Council-BBC
at Wolfe University Center (WUC), FIU BBC

1 p.m.
Feb. 27

First Folio Closing Day Festival at Frost Art Museum

4—7 p.m.
March 18—
April 10

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Miami City Ballet

April 8—17

Two Gentlemen of Verona performed by the FIU Department of Theatre at FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center

April 15

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and Dept. of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children's Chorus
at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2750 Mcfarlane Rd, Coconut Grove, Fla.

7:30 p.m.
April 22

FIU celebrates Shakespeare's birthday: Shakespeare and Cervantes Timeless Commentators on the Human Condition
at Coral Gables Museum | 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

3 p.m.

Academic Symposium

FIU and The Betsy—South Beach are pleased to partner for the "Shakespeare Across the Divide" academic symposium for professors of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

For questions regarding the academic symposium, contact:

Vernon Dickson
Associate Professor, Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences
Florida International University
vdickson@fiu.edu