Events And Venues In Houston Area

Houston Shakespeare Festival

August 3 to 7, 2021
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

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.