Shakespeare Through The Ages

f130c85104eb4418de809e94571a2ebcFor this week’s episode of Campus Voices, host Richard Gordon and intern Julia Giambastiani headed over to the Special Collections Gallery, located on the second floor of Morris Library, for the fall 2016 exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death “Shakespeare Through the Ages.”

Alexander Johnston, curator of the exhibition, and Timothy Murray, head of Special Collections, were our tour guides. Alex’s extensive knowledge and passion for the exhibit were evident as he shared background and context with us for all of the items on display. These included early-printed books of Shakespeare, examples of Shakespearian criticism, adaptations, parodies, private press editions, forgeries, and even his sources.

“Shakespeare Through the Ages” will be available for viewing during regular hours of the Special Collections Department, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday evenings until 8:00 p.m. through Dec. 12. An online version of the exhibition is also available.

Listen to the interview below to hear more about this exciting exhibit!

The Interview

Alexander Johnston and Timothy Murray, University Library
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Learn More

  • Check out Alex Johnston talking about various parodies of Shakespeare.
  • Listen to our Sept. 8 episode of Campus Voices to learn more about Shakespeare’s First Folio.