Notre Dame to Celebrate Shakespeare and Romance With "Sonnet Fest 2010"

Author: Shannon Roddel

William Shakespeare

All of William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets will be read aloud by University of Notre Dame administrators, faculty and students during “Sonnet Fest 2010,” a public event that will take place Feb. 10 (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

“We want people to hear the beauty and power of Shakespeare’s verse,” said Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies, “stopping as they pass by to enjoy the sound of such wonderful language.”

Sponsored by Shakespeare at Notre Dame and the Department of English, the event will feature readings by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Provost Thomas Burish and John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame is comprised of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame’s professional theater in residence; the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies; and Actors From The London Stage, a professional touring residency experience. The mission of Shakespeare at Notre Dame is to establish the University nationally and internationally as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance.

Contact: Aaron Nichols, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, 574-631-3777,

Originally published at on February 03, 2010.