The University Record, February 5, 2001

Photo story: Bentley exhibition highlights U-M’s Shakespeare productions

This photograph captures a scene from a 1948 U-M production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. A unique feature of the performance was the women in ‘walking scenery’ portraying trees.

The photograph is one of many items on display through April in the Bentley Historical Library’s exhibition ‘Shakespeare on Campus.’ Part of the celebration ‘The Michigan Residency of the Royal Shakespeare Company’ in March, the exhibition highlights various interpretations of Shakespeare’s work throughout the years by University drama groups, visiting performers and faculty.

The Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave., is open to the public 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sat. For more information, call (734) 764-3482 or send e-mail to

Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library