As is the case in many places across the world, Shakespeare's iconic works are celebrated around The Bend annually.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame puts on the wildly popular Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival every summer with performances on campus and, typically, throughout the community. Shakespeare at Notre Dame is partnering with The History Museum for an exhibit called "Full Circle: Shakespearean Culture at Notre Dame." It's currently on display through January 2022.

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The festival's Professional Company returns for 2021 with a beautiful new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic comedy. Several shows of the production are planned. They'll take place outdoors on the Irish Green outside the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Here's a full schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. (preview)
Friday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (opening night)
Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

Shakespeare + The History Museum

Shakespeare at Notre Dame and The History Museum are partnering on an exhibit "showcasing the past, present and future of Shakespearean performance, analysis and culture at the University of Notre Dame." The exhibit, called "Full Circle: Shakespearean Culture at Notre Dame," is on display through January 2022. It uses costumes, photographs, props and interactive pieces to explore the influence of Shakespeare throughout the University's history.