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In celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of its founding, the Elizabethan Club of Yale University is sponsoring a series of public lectures, concerts, and performances during the 2011 calendar year. Students, faculty, and members of the public are invited to all of these events honoring the Club's dedication to the arts and humanities.

All events are free and open to the public.

Elizabethan Club Centenary Calendar


Spring 2011

Shakespeare's "Fat Little Volume," or, Does Matter Matter?
David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale
Thursday, January 27 at 5:30
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street

Life and Law in Early Modern England: Selections from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Yale Law School
Curated by Justin Zaremby
January 28 – May 24
Yale Law School Library, 127 Wall Street

35 mm Shakespeare Film Series
Henry V (Dir. Kenneth Branagh, 1989) and Kiss Me Kate (Dir. George Sidney, 1953)
Friday, February 4 at 7
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

The Queen Resplendent: A Musical Portrait of Elizabeth
Performed by Quaver Viol Consort
Monday, February 7 at 5:15
Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Avenue

William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Directed by Gabriel Bloomfield '11
Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12
Calhoun College Cabaret, 189 Elm Street

Concord of Sweet Sounds: Songs to Shakespearean Texts
Music of Vaughan-Williams, Byrd, and Arne

Performed by Schola Cantorum and Yale Voxtet (Simon Carrington, guest conductor)
Sunday, February 13 at 3
Yale Center for British Art, Library Court, 1080 Chapel Street

What is a Book?
Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street

"In the Time of a Woman, Which Sex Was Not Capable of Mature Deliberation": Late-Tudor Parliamentary Relations and Their Early-Stuart Discontents
Josh Chafetz YC '01, JD '07, Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Thursday, February 24 at 6:15
Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street

Elizabethan Sea-Dogs and the Rise of England
Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Yale
Thursday, March 31 at 5:30
Followed at 9 by a screening of The Sea Hawk (Dir. Michael Curtiz, 1940)
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High Street

The Stage in the Page
Tiffany Stern, Professor of Early Modern Drama, Oxford University
Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Timmia Hearn Feldman '12 and Justin Dobies '12
Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9
Time and location to be announced

Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Directed by Andrew Freeburg '13
Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16
Time and location to be announced

(continues through Fall 2011)

Fall 2011

"What wit sets down is blotted," or, Censorship as Reception: Episodes from the History of Reading Shakespeare's Plays
Michael Suarez, S.J., Professor of English, University of Virginia
Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 5:30
Saint Thomas More Center at Yale, 268 Park Street

Papists, Persecutors, and Priests: Print Culture and the Roman Catholic Underground in Elizabethan England
Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books, The Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, October 13 at 5:30
Saint Thomas More Center at Yale, 268 Park Street

Appointment at Samara: An Evening with John O'Hara
Written, directed, and performed by Jonathan Higgins
Saturday, October 15 at 7:30
Sudler Recital Hall in William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street

Victoria's Elizabeth
Catherine Roach, Assistant Professor, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thursday, October 27 at 5:30
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211, 63 High Street

Ye Sacred Muses: Vocal Music of Tallis and Byrd
Performed by The Queen's Singers
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:30
Christ Church, 84 Broadway

Visions of Elizabeth: 35 mm Films about Queen Elizabeth
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Dir. Michael Curtiz, 1939) and Elizabeth (Dir. Shekhar Kapur, 1998)

Date and time to be announced
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

"Also being present and hearing": The Common People in the Age of Elizabeth
Keith Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Professor of History, Yale
Thursday, November 10 at 5:30
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street

John Milton's Comus
with Music by Henry Lawes, Thomas Arne, and G.F. Handel
Performed by undergraduate students in the Yale Collegium Musicum under the direction of Judith Malafronte

Date, time, and location to be announced

Alexander Smith Cochran and the Founding of the Elizabethan Club
Curated by Fred Robinson, Douglas Tracy Smith Emeritus Professor of English, Yale
December 3 – March 2, 2012
Sterling Memorial Library, Memorabilia Room, 120 High Street