Sonnetfest February 14th, featuring The Sonnet Man • ThinkND series this spring
Sonnetfest returns this Valentine's Day!
Sonnetfest returns, in a brand-new incarnation! Spend a moment (or more!) enjoying readings of all 154 of William Shakespeare's sonnets by members of the Notre Dame and Michiana communities.
Feb. 14, 2024 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST • Hagerty Family Cafe Stage, Duncan Student Center
You can join the fun!
Would you like to join Sonnetfest as a reader? It's as easy as clicking the signup button below. Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now.
Previous years of Sonnetfest featured readings in a wide range of languages and styles, such as sign language, French, Italian, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, Japanese, Farsi, and sometimes even invented languages (including but not limited to Klingon)! If you'd like to bring a little extra to your Sonnetfest reading, be sure to make a note of it when you sign up.
The Sonnet Man performs Feb. 14 at Notre Dame!
The grand finale of Sonnetfest 2024!
Devon Glover is a teacher, rapper, poet, playwright and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He performs Shakespeare's Sonnets through Hip-Hop as The Sonnet Man in schools and theaters worldwide. Devon has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, BBC, and Conferences and Shakespeare Festivals worldwide, including Stratford, Ontario, and Stratford-upon-Avon. He has taught with Stratford Shakespeare, Passion in Practice, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Southern Shakespeare. Devon has written adaptations of Shakespeare for various theatre companies. In the summer of 2019, Devon was commissioned to write a hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Lyrica). In 2022, Glover made his directorial debut, directing Othello for Flagstaff Shakespeare. In the summer of 2023, Devon was brought in to compose and create sound design for Prague Shakespeare’s ‘Roman Daggers’, a mash-up adaptation of Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra, where he also took on the role of Cinna The Poet. For more information, visit sonnetman.com.
FREE PERFORMANCE - NO TICKET REQUIRED!
Feb. 14, 2024 • 5:00 p.m. EST • Hagerty Family Cafe Stage, Duncan Student Center
ThinkND partners with Shakespeare at Notre Dame!
We're proud to be partnering with ThinkND on this new initiative! Join us for an exploration of new and different ways to encounter Shakespeare in the new series, Shakespeare & Possibility. Register now and be the first to know about exclusive content that dives deep into of the world of "Applied Shakespeare."
More information on this exciting project coming soon!