ShakesFilm: Branagh’s *Love’s Labour’s Lost*

Join us on Sunday, January 31st at 7:00pm for Kenneth Branagh’s 2000 Love’s Labour’s Lost.  I have a feeling this film is worth seeing if only for Branagh’s mustache.  We’re screening the film in Morgan 301, UA campus. Free and open to the public.


Infinite Monkeys

It might be possible for an infinite number of monkeys, given an infinite amount of time and bananas, to peck out Shakespeare’s Hamlet on a few well-maintained typewriters.  Fortunately, Improbable Fictions does not require an infinite number of actors to stage a reading of Shakespeare’s most produced play.  In point of fact, we need only fourteen actors to complete this probability-defying feat.  If you’re interested in participating in a staged reading of Hamlet in late April (most likely Thursday, April 21), send an email to <>.  Please briefly note your theatre experience (though none is required), your interest in particular roles, and any other skills Improbable Fictions should know about (singing, stage combat, ownership of a black box theatre, etc.).  The subject line of the email should read “Hamlet casting.”

A few good actors really are hard to find (and pin down), especially mid-semester, and thus Improbable Fiction’s shows tend to be cast not by audition but by directorial choice.  If we can find more actors than typewriters…I mean, more actors than roles, then there may be auditions.

Upcoming Events

This semester Improbable Fictions will present two staged readings and an informal film series.  Save those dates!  All events are free and open to the public.

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Thursday, March 10th, 7:30pm
Farrah Hall 214
April, date and location TBA
ShakesFilm Series
Sunday nights, Morgan 301, 7:00-10:00pm
Jan 23: Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Jan 30: Kenneth Branagh’s Love’s Labour’s Lost
Feb 6: Trevor Nunn’s Twelfth Night
Feb 13: Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing
Feb 20: Pasonlini’s Oedipus the King
Feb 27: Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It
March 6: Cacoyannis’ Elektra
March 20: Delbert Mann’s 1958 Desire Under the Elms
March 27: Pasonlini’s Medea
April 3: Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight
April 10: Robert Wise’s 1949 The Set-Up
April 17: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead