Scholars Forums

Experience the plays in a whole new way with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the process and concept of each production. 

Make sure to arrive early each evening to Shakespeare On The Green for a unique, artistic experience as
 Director of Education, Sarah Carlson-Brown, leads guided conversations followed by open discussions with the season's professional directors, actors, and designers. 

Forums take place on the Libby Lauritzen Education Stage and feature a different topic every evening. 

2016 Scholars Forum Topics

If I be Waspish, Best Beware My Sting
Directorial Concept of The Taming of the Shrew
Thursday, June 23rd

From Empty Park to Shakespeare Play
The Designs for Shakespeare On The Green
Friday, June 24th

Fear Boys with Bugs
Gender Performance in The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday, June 25th

Spit in the Hole, Man, and Tune Again
Music in The Taming of the Shrew
Sunday, June 26th



What's Done Cannot be Undone
Directorial Concept of Macbeth
Thursday, June 30th

Black Spirits and White, Red Spirits and Grey
The Curse in Macbeth
Friday, July 1st

From the Nave to th'Chops
Stage Combat for Shakespeare On The Green
Saturday, July 2nd

A Drum. A Drum. Macbeth Doth Come
Music in Macbeth
Sunday, July 3rd



Kurosawa
The Inspiration for Macbeth
Tuesday July 5th LATE NIGHT EVENT
Forum at 9:00 PM



'Tis Charity to Show
The Taming of the Shrew Performers
Wednesday, July 6th

Struts and Frets his Hours Upon the Stage
Macbeth Performers
Thursday, July 7th

Honoring the Past and Looking Toward the Future
Nebraska Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years
Friday, July 8th

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ritual in Macbeth
Saturday, July 9th

Are You Smarter Than An Elizabethan?
Shakespearean Quiz Bowl
Sunday, July 10th
Scholars Forums are held nightly On The Green at 6:30 PM 
(except on the July 5th LATE NIGHT EVENT).

"O THIS LEARNING, WHAT A THING IT IS!"
The Taming of the Shrew