Houston Shakespeare Festival 2021

6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
  • Presented By: Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • Dates: August 3, 2021 - August 7, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • Address: 6000 Hermann Park Drive
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Admission: Free
  • Area of Town: Museum District
  • Free Admission: Yes

For their 47th Anniversary season, HSF presents 6 curated Shakespeare films in repertory! The HSF team will curate a selection of classic Shakespeare films, each one featuring a live pre-screening lecture by theatre historian and HSF executive Director Dr. Rob Shimko.

Tuesday, August 3 -- Kenneth Branagh’s landmark Henry V (1989), one of the finest modern film adaptations of any Shakespeare play.

Wednesday, August 4 -- Akira Kurosawa’s masterful Throne of Blood (1957), which brilliantly transposes the story of Macbeth to feudal Japan.

Thursday, August 5 -- Max Reinhardt’s classic Hollywood version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935), featuring an all-star cast including James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, and Olivia de Havilland.

Friday, August 6 -- Kenneth Branagh’s delightful Much Ado About Nothing (1993), featuring sparkling performances by Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, and Michael Keaton.

Saturday, August 7 -- Baz Luhrmann’s stylish and action-packed Romeo + Juliet (1996) featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star-crossed lovers.

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