Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a free screening of Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

April 23, 2014

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the East Tennessee History Center is celebrating with an event called Shakesfest this Saturday, April 26. There are a number of items of interest, but the one that stood out to me is the free screening of Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” I have heard wonderful things about this film! Here’s more info:

Join us for Shakesfest, where we make merry and celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday.
Event information
DATE: Saturday, April 26
TIME: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: East Tennessee History Center
Admission and parking are free.

Aimed at teens, college students, and teachers, this year’s program features presentations by Tom Parkhill from Tennessee Stage Company and Misty Andrews from University of Tennessee English Department. Learn more about Technical Theatre Production and Shakespeare in Popular Culture. We will also present a screening of Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing (PG 13). And don’t forget—there’s birthday cake for the Bard!
Schedule
1:00 – “Technical Theater Production”
Tom Parkhill from Tennessee Stage Company
1:45- Birthday cake for the Bard
Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
2:00 – “Shakespeare in Popular Culture”
Misty Anderson from University of Tennessee English Dept.
3:00 – Screening of Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Joss Whedon (PG 13)

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