Murray Shakespeare Festival
March 8-10 @ 7:30pm.March 12 and 13 @ 10:00 AM as part of the Murray State University's Shakespeare Festival. Performed in Robert E. Johnson Theatre and produced jointly with Murray State Department of English and Philosophy. Much Ado About Nothing pokes fun at the language of love, for and against, as Beatrice’s words “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me” suggest. This comedy also highlights the consequences of gossip and deception as well as the importance of honor in the pursuit of position and romance.
Performed in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre during the week of March 8, 2019.
Much Ado About Nothing
March 8-10, 7:30 PM
Much Ado About Nothing
March 12-13, 10 AM
Prices are $7 for Murray State students, faculty, and staff (with ID); $12 for the general public. Price for children under 12 and students from other institutions is also $7.00. Presale tickets are available in Faculty Hall, 7A Suite; day-of ticket sales are at the Lovett Box office starting one hour before each performance.Click the arrow for more information
Shakespeare Minutes from Past Festivals
As a special treat, please enjoy these "Minutes with Shakespeare" from past festivals. Produced by local NPR member station WKMS, these gems pack the fun and wonder of Shakespeare's memorable characters into 60 seconds!
Check out past "Minutes with Shakespeare" here!
Check out our Shakespeare in the Schools teacher resources page for fun lesson plans.
In the Media
WKMS Highlights 2016 Festival
content from WKMS
"A Minute with Shakespeare"
- Band of Brothers
- Booth Caesar
- Caesar Prose Poetry
- Fluellen on Discipline
- Harry Softens Kate
- Henry and Katherine
- Imaginary Forces
- Isabel's Benediction
- Mistaken Identity Caesar Style
- Motivating Henry
- Quotable Caesar
- The Dauphins Ball
Festival 2012 video: Shakespeare in the Schools.
Festival 2011 video: Festival highlights.
And More Media...
Werewolves and a Singing Fool...
At the WKMS studios, Murray Shakespeare Festival organizers Dr. Barbara Cobb and Dr. Rusty Jones talk about some of the more interesting elements of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night and John Webster's gripping tragedy The Duchess of Malfi.
The Bard or Not the Bard?
Murray Shakespeare Festival Chair Dr. Rusty Jones discusses fact versus Hollywood in this interview about the movie Anonymous with local NPR member station WKMS. See the New York Times story "Hollywood Dishonors the Bard."
Related Links and More
Tickets are available in the 7A Suite, Faculty Hall, until the day of each performance. Thereafter, tickets are available at the box office in Lovett Auditorium, starting one hour before each performance.