During the “Year of Shakespeare“, our community honors the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death with displays, events, and a touring exhibition of the First Folio. It is by the very existence of the First Folio, compiled by William Shakespeare’s contemporaries, that generations have come to know his plays. (The First Folio will be exhibited at the Chazen Museum from November 3 until December 11, 2016).
The experience of Shakespeare is not confined to English literature or to theater; it inspires the design (dare we say the poetry!) of gardens, the whimsy of fiber arts, and the flavor of ice cream. Our Steenbock ‘Shakesperience’ of books from our collection–and a knitted likeness of the Bard* himself–can be browsed near the front entrance.
Continue your reflection upon the legacy of Shakespeare with articles, books, and more from campus collections; speak with your library staff for assistance.
*According to our trio of clever knitters, the pattern for body and wardrobe has been adapted from one gracing the pages of Knit Your Own Britain.