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Page & Stage: Shakespeare at Northwestern

A Northwestern Libraries exhibit
April 23 – Sept. 2, 2016

Four centuries after the passing of the world’s most famous author, it’s tempting to put the man on a pedestal — sometimes quite literally. But William Shakespeare didn’t write from a lofty tower; his relatable themes, colorful characters, sharp satire and bawdy jokes have always marked him a man of the people.

Which is why connecting with Shakespeare today shouldn’t be difficult or uncommon. Join Northwestern Libraries as we revel in our many holdings that give students and faculty such different ways to discover, read and re-tell Shakespeare’s tales.

This exhibit features items from our Special Collections and University Archives, including facsimiles of rare books, designs from student productions, archives of theatre faculty like Frank Galati (the award-laden alumnus, actor, director and Northwestern professor), and even artifacts from the archive of Ireland’s Dublin Gate Theatre.