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Shakespeare's the Thing

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Shakespeare's the Thing

January 28 - June 15

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Sunday, Noon to 5pm


Free admission


Georgianna Ziegler, curator


Kick off William Shakespeare's 450th birthday year with this wide-ranging, often unexpected display drawn from our unequalled Shakespeare holdings.


From Russian and Czech translations to a musical score by Felix Mendelssohn, from centuries-old printed editions to Salvador Dali set designs, Shakespeare's the Thing offers a wealth of responses to Shakespeare's genius. Join us in exploring four frequent ways of encountering the Bard: fixating on Shakespeare, printing his works, performing his plays, and depicting the man and his characters, from Falstaff to Cleopatra.

Meet the Curator

Georgianna Ziegler
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Curator's Insights
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Online Exhibition
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Item List
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Audio Tour
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