Carlos Museum First Folio Programs

Below are Carlos Museum programs in conjunction with the First Folio exhibition. For all Shakespeare at Emory events, visit the official website.


The Bard in Bollywood: Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespeare Trilogy
 
In conjunction with the exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the Carlos will screen Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare Trilogy, which brought the Indian filmmaker and composer international critical acclaim. The Bhojanic Food Truck will arrive at the Carlos at 6:30 p.m. before each screening offering Indian street food to moviegoers.  
 
MAQBOOL | NOVEMBER 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Deepika Bahri, of Emory’s English Department, will introduce the series, which opens with Maqbool, Bhardwaj’s interpretation of Macbeth set against the backdrop of Mumbai’s criminal underworld. 
 
OMKARA | NOVEMBER 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare Trilogy continues with Omkara, Shakespeare’s Othello amid the intertwined worlds of politics and organized crime in Bhardwaj’s native Uttar Pradesh.
 
HAIDER | NOVEMBER 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare Trilogy concludes with the critically acclaimed Haider, which sets Hamlet during the 1995 insurgency in Kashmir, with Shahid Kapoor as Haider and Irrfan Khan as the ghost of the king.  


Homeschool Day: Shakespeare's First Folio
NOVEMBER 9, 2016 at Noon | CARLOS MUSEUM ROTUNDA, LEVEL ONE
 
Homeschool families are invited to spend the afternoon with Shakespeare. View the first printed collection of his plays, experiment with the printing process used to create the Folio, and play with the language of Shakespeare in an acting workshop led by Emory Theater students. For children 6-16 years old and an accompanying adult. 
 
Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404–727–0519 or avuley@emory.edu.
 

The Soul of 'Wit': An Evening for Educators
NOVEMBER 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Margaret Edson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Wit and survivor of 25 years of classroom teaching, presents an Evening for Educators in conjunction with the exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio. You know, the English dramatist; as in: Hey, King’s Men, let’s put on a show! Nobody understands live performance like a middle-school teacher, and no play steals great lines from Hamlet like Wit. In this stand-up essay, Edson explores the free-wheeling, slapdash world of Elizabethan theater and places “To be or not to be” smack dab in the middle of it. Followed by Q & A with Ms. Edson and Dr. Sheila Cavanagh
 
Registration required by calling 404-727-2363


Family Storytelling Event: All the World's a Stage
NOVEMBER 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
In collaboration with the Emory English Department, Megan Hicks, the popular storyteller also known as the Origami Swami, will share tales from two of Shakespeare’s plays, Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It. Afterwards, children in the audience will be invited to make table-top origami stages and stick puppets to take home and use in their own dramatic productions. 
 
This program is free, but registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.


Staged Reading: The Book of Will
NOVEMBER 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Staged reading of the play The Book of Will by award-winning playwright and Emory Alumna Lauren Gunderson (04C). Gunderson's play is based on Henry Condell and John Heminges, co-editors of the 1623 Folio. Lauren Gunderson was named one of the top 20 most produced playwrights in America for 2015 by American Theater Magazine. A reception with Lauren Gunderson will follow the event.
 
Free and open to the public. No reservations are required


Children's Workshop: Shakespeare Bookmaking
NOVEMBER 20, 2016 AT 2 p.m. | CARLOS MUSEUM TATE ROOM, PLAZA LEVEL
 
Children will view one of the world’s most famous books, Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first printed collection of his plays from 1623, before experimenting with bookmaking techniques with Charlene Shikany of Red Wall Studios. For 9-12 year olds. 
 
This program is free, but registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.


Michael Witmore: "The Wonder of Will"
DECEMBER 5, 2016 at 4 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
Dr. Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, discusses the legacy of Shakespeare and the Folger Library’s extensive collection of the Bard in print.


The Bard and Poetry
DECEMBER 5, 2016 at 7 p.m.  | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
The last of Shakespeare at Emory’s events while the First Folio is onsite at Emory, “The Bard and Poetry” will feature former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and award winning poets Kevin Young and Jericho Brown.


ECMSA: Shakespeare and Beethoven
APRIL 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. | MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM, ACKERMAN HALL
 
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) Emerson Series presents Shakespeare and Beethoven. Enjoy Beethoven's Tempest Piano Sonata and Romeo and Juliet String Quartet with Elena Cholakova and the Vega String Quartet, with readings from the Bard by Richard Prior.

Atlanta/Emory sponsors:
Shakespeare at Emory and First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare in Atlanta has been made possible through support from the Hightower Fund, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the World Shakespeare Project.