University Library hosts Shakespeare lecture and exhibit
In preparation for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) return to Ann
Arbor for a three-week residency in March, the Special Collections Library
has mounted a new exhibit entitled "Illustrating Shakespeare."
| © Leonard Baskin. Used with premission
To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, a lecture by curator Nancy Reinhardt
will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Reinhardt will discuss the major
themes of the exhibit. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit draws from the rich Shakespeare Collection of the University
Library's Special Collections Library, providing a historical overview
of book illustrations of scenes and characters from Shakespeare's plays.
Included are materials that emphasize the changing interpretations of
the plays over the last 200 years, as well as the relationships between
illustrations and dramatic text. The exhibit will be available for viewing
through March 16.
The Special Collections Library is on the seventh floor of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library. Hours are 10 a.m.—5 p.m. Monday—Friday,
and 10 a.m.—noon Saturday. For more information about the exhibit
or the Special Collections Library, call (734) 764-9377 or visit http://www.lib.umich.