Wednesday, February 1 - Monday, June 4, 2012
Remembering Shakespeare tells the story of how a playwright and poet in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England came to be remembered as the world's most venerated author. Curated by David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale, and Kathryn James, Beinecke Library Curator, the exhibition brings together works from the holdings of Yale University's Elizabethan Club, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Beinecke Library, in an unprecedented display of one of North America's finest collections on Shakespeare. Drawing on these extraordinary resources, Remembering Shakespeare offers a unique visual history of how the "Booke" of Shakespeare was made and read, written and remembered, from his lifetime through the present.
An opening lecture and reception will take place on Wednesday February 15th, 4:30pm on the mezzanine level of the Beinecke. The lecture, "Remembering the Corpus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare", will be given by David Kastan, the Yale University George M. Bodman Professor of English
The exhibit and opening are free and open to the public. For opening times, please go to the Beinecke's website at: http://library.yale.edu/beinecke/
A web exhibition of Remembering Shakespeare and other exhibitions from the Shakespeare at Yale program of exhibitions and events in Spring 2012.