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Here Is a Play Fitted
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Here Is a Play Fitted

Four centuries of staging Shakespeare

October 1, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Sunday, Noon to 5pm


The exhibition will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.


Free admission


Denise A. Walen, curator

Alan Katz, exhibition assistance


Take a backstage tour of four centuries of Shakespeare in performance with our theatrical exhibition Here Is a Play Fitted—a line from A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Using historic costumes, set designs, videos, letters, and much more, the exhibition traces the entertaining, and poignant, stage histories of Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Along the way, it reveals how much Shakespeare has changed on stage in every era, from Restoration rewrites to a nineteenth-century actress as Romeo, and from Paul Robeson breaking racial barriers as Othello to the newest ideas of today.

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Denise A. Walen
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