What's On Now - Spring 2014

Events marked with an * are free of Charge and open to the public.

* April 23 “Rare Book Show and Tell” with David Katz. 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

Upcoming Events Calendar- Spring 2014

Events marked with an * are free of Charge and open to the public.

Language in Theater with Marie Roche. March 21, 28, April, 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2. 1:00-2:30. Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost and All’s Well that Ends Well

Shakespeare's Hamlet with Normand Berlin. Class meets Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm in the Reading Room. Four sessions in April. The 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. We will spend all our evenings with Hamlet. Either we'll get closer to the heart of his mystery or we'll go mad.

*April 17 Five College Renaissance Seminar "From the Closed Cell to the Infinite Universe: Prison Projects and the Ralegh Circle" with Molly Murray (Columbia University). Reading Room. 4:30.

April 21st the Center is closed due to the State Holiday.

* April 22 "The Presence of the Past: Finding Mary More" Collins Lecture with Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M. 4:00. Reading Room.

* April 23 “Rare Book Show and Tell” with David Katz. 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

* April 26 10th Annual Historical Swordsmanship Symposium. The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies will host its tenth annual symposium on historical European martial arts. Speakers from around the country will present talks and demonstrations on various subjects relating to the practice of historical arms. This year's program includes Walter Green speaking on The English Masters of Defense: The professional practice of a fencing guild 1540-1590 CE, Jean Chandler on Martial Arts, Warfare, and Late Medieval Urban Society: Debunking myths and searching for the reality of the world of the fencing masters, and others. Please pre-register by e-mailing the Renaissance Center (renaissance@english.umass.edu) or calling at 413-577-3600. The conference is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

* April 29 “Renaissance and Baroque Music” Celebrity Lecture with Wayne Abercrombie. Reading Room. 4:00.

*April 30 "Finding Richard III: Science, History, and the Fate of a Notorious King" with Turi King (University of Leicester). 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

* May 2 Sonnetfest. 4:00. Reading Room.

* May 4 Community Renaissance Festival. Meadow. 11:00 - 4:00. Click here for more information.


*May 5th Italian Madrigals Seminar Presentation. The graduate students of Emiliano Ricciardi's Italian Madrigals Seminar will present and perform their final projects. Reading Room. 3pm-6pm.

May 26th the Center is closed due to the State Holiday.

June 21 Gardeners’ Guild Lunch with a talk by Wes Autio. Noon – 2 p.m. Members only. Pick up a membership brochure in the main lobby today.

July 4th the Center is closed due to the State Holiday.

* August 5 11:00 a.m. Enchanted Circle Theater Acting Shakespeare performance of scenes from a Shakespeare play. The play is TBA.

Ongoing Events

Renaissance Wednesdays

Spring 2014 Schedule. Discussions of the Renaissance roots of our culture, at 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsered by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

April 16 “All is Well that Ends Well: Parolles Theological” with Marie Roche.

April 23 “Rare Book Show and Tell” with David Katz.

April 30 "Finding Richard III: Science, History, and the Fate of a Notorious King" with Turi King.

Community Classes for Adults

Spring 2014 Classes:

Informal classes for the community. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email.

Language in Theater with Marie Roche. March 21, 28, April, 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2. 1:00-2:30. Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost and All’s Well that Ends Well

Shakespeare's Hamlet with Normand Berlin. Class meets Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm in the Reading Room. Four sessions in April. The 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. We will spend all our evenings with Hamlet. Either we'll get closer to the heart of his mystery or we'll go mad.

 

 

Hampshire Shakespeare LogoShakespeare Under the Stars Summer 2013 Performance Dates:

Follow link for ticket information. All performances 7pm curtain. All shows in the meadow at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.

The Comedy of Errors to run July 9-20 on Wednesday-Sunday nights.

Julius Caesar (mainstage version) to run July 23-August 3 on Wednesday-Sunday nights.

The Young Company production of Julius Caesar to run August 15-17 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) in the evening. Click here to learn more about HSC's Young Company.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is a community-based organization with part-time seasonal professional staff. The Company brings together professional, amateur and student performers, offering audiences and actors a range of theatrical experiences from the most profound to the most playful.