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Shakespeare Festival event schedule

Here are some highlights from the Shakespeare Festival's schedule.

Today

The Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: 'Symphonic Shakespeare'

Stuart Malina conducts a morning concert today that features Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor, among other works. There's a preconcert talk at 10 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts. Tickets: $24-$42 (Students: $10). 11 a.m. today at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337; floridaorchestra.org.

Saturday

m Film Screening: 'Scotland, Pa.': Presented by the Dalí Museum and Sunscreen Film Festival, this modernized retelling of Macbeth is set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Directed by Billy Morrissette and starring James LeGros, Maura Tierney and Christopher Walken. 1 p.m. at the Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free admission to film. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org

Jan. 10

Shakespeare in Song: Students from St. Petersburg College perform vocal selections based on Shakespeare's texts and dramatic works at the Dalí Museum. Free admission to performance at 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 to April 28

'Much Ado About Shakespeare' exhibit: Two suites of Shakespearean comedies and tragedies consisting of 31 drypoint engravings will be on display at the Dalí Museum. Two editions of Dalí's illustrated books Macbeth and As You Like It will accompany the sets. Museum admission is $21, seniors, military, police and firefighters $19, children 13-18, students $15, children 6-12 $7, children 5 and younger free. Admission after 5 p.m. on Thursdays is $10.

Jan. 12

Film Screening: 'Prospero's Books': An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of The Tempest. Directed by Peter Greenaway and starring John Gielgud, Michael Clark and Michel Blanc. It will be shown at the Dalí Museum at 1 p.m. Free admission to film.

Jan. 19

Hamlet for Families: Part of the Dalí Museum's Family Day, there will be film screenings, family activities and refreshments. First up is The Lion King at 1 p.m., the Disney classic that was inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kids can participate in Lion King-inspired activities before and after the film. Free admission to children's activities at Dalí Museum.

'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead': At 3 p.m. is a screening of the film in which two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. Directed by Tom Stoppard and starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss. Free admission to film at Dalí Museum.

Jan. 23

All the World's A Stage: Exploring Shakespeare's influence on music, spoken word and more in a multifaceted artistic collaboration. Vocalists from the USF School of Music's Chamber Singers highlight Shakespeare's words in song. Co-hosted by [email protected] artistic director Bob Devin Jones, special guests from the Florida Orchestra and guest conductor Andrew Grams at the [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested at (727) 895-6620; studio620.org. 7 p.m.

Jan. 25-27

Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet': The Florida Orchestra and American Stage Theatre Company combine efforts under artistic director Todd Olson. The orchestra will play the fantasy overtures to Tchaikovsky's Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, with actors presenting scenes from the plays. See it at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 and at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, and at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Tickets: $15, $35 and $45 (students $10). There will be a postconcert talk at the morning performance and a preconcert talk one hour prior to the start of the evening performances.

Jan. 26

m Film Screening: 'Romeo + Juliet': Shakespeare's classic retains its original dialogue in an "old wine in new bottles" setting in the modern suburb of Verona. Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes and John Leguizamo. 1 p.m. at the Dali Museum. Free admission to film.

 
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