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.
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.