Shakespeare in Wisconsin

WebLogo5-19-162016 is the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin

Shakespeare’s legacy is as alive and well in Wisconsin as it is anywhere. His work is studied in schools and performed in theaters all over the state. His writing is widely understood to explore timeless wisdom about the shared human experience. We fully support the 2016 celebration of Shakespeare in Wisconsin and are pleased to team up with UW-Madison Libraries as a Main Stage Partner.

The Folger Shakespeare Library’s First Folio Tour will be opening in November at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison. Additionally, UW-Madison is coordinating opportunities to experience the influence of Shakespeare across Wisconsin. This includes state-wide performance experiences, K-12 educational opportunities, and a special lecture & performance in October about Shakespeare’s endearing legacy. There will also be special exhibits in the Department of Special Collections and the Kohler Art Library.

If you are planning a Shakespeare-themed public humanities program, we encourage you to read our grant guidelines and considering applying for Wisconsin Humanities Council Funding. All regular grant applications and deadlines apply. Please read through our Grant Program information and be in touch if you have any questions!