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The Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) and the Normal Theater are partnering to bring “A Century of Shakespeare on Screen” to the residents of Bloomington-Normal. This special series will run on Monday evenings throughout the month of June, commemorating in the 40th season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
"A Century of Shakespeare on Screen" is a chance to see how Shakespeare’s works have been translated to film in different eras from 1935-2012. The series aims to engage the audience in a conversation about the Bard’s masterpieces and how they’ve been transformed to appeal to modern audiences. After each film, select Illinois Shakespeare Festival company members will participate in a post-show discussion regarding each film’s unique characteristics. Below is the schedule for the series:
“We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as a part of their 40th Anniversary programming,” said Adam Fox, theater and civic arts manager for the Normal Theater. “From the earliest days of film, Shakespeare’s works have served as the source material for countless visionary directors. We hope that this series offers a taste of what audiences in different eras over the last century would have experienced going to the cinema and seeing these timeless tales.”
Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and children 12 and under. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Films will begin at 7 p.m. at the Normal Theater, 209 W. North St., Normal.
About the Illinois Shakespeare Festival
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional Shakespearean festival that is a part of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. The Festival is increasingly recognized nationally as a resident company of artists producing a rotating repertory season of Shakespeare plays and new works in the spirit of Shakespeare performed during the summer months on the grounds of the Ewing Cultural Center. For more information regarding the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, please visit IllinoisShakes.com.