Shakespeare at 400—'Making Shakespeare: The First Folio'

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Free
  • Open to the public

Arizona State University presents a screening of excerpts from a brand new PBS "Great Performances" documentary: "Making Shakespeare: The First Folio." Shakespeare scholars Ayanna Thompson, Eric Rasmussen and Sir Jonathan Bate – all of whom appear as experts in the film – provide insights and information. ASU scholar Ruben Espinosa facilitates and provides additional insight.

Free and open to the public; the event will be livestreamed. Please register to attend.

Parking is available for a $12 fee for three hours at the University Center Garage, 92 E Polk St, Phoenix.

Shakespeare at 400: From Fiction to Fact is an ASU celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first published collection of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. The celebration is led by staff and scholars in the Department of English’s literature program and is informed by the university’s enormous strength in Early Modern studies. The fall 2023 celebration includes events centering on the creation of the folio: a performance (Oct. 18); a documentary screening (Nov. 8); and a curated book display at ASU Library (Oct. 2-31).

Additional supporters of Shakespeare at 400 events include The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU, with assistance from the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre; ASU Library, ASU Institute for Humanities Research; Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and from Desert Stages Theatre and Mesa Community College.

Event contact

Mary Beth Hollmann

Wednesday, November 8, 2023


6:00 pm8:00 pm (MST)


Arizona PBS / Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Suite 215