Today marks the 400th year since the death of English playwright William Shakespeare. In honor of this anniversary, the Leatherby Libraries presents two new display cases in the first floor lobby highlighting his historic career as well as some fun novelties, curated by our Performing Arts Librarian, Taylor Greene. All of these books were found in the collections of the Leatherby Libraries, including the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives. Special Collections provided many original textbooks and rare bindings of Shakespeare’s plays. Professor Tom Bradac, theater professor in the College of Performing Arts, also provided several of the more colorful items on display.
These displays are also in conjunction with the Musco Center of the Arts’ performance of
The Merchant of Venice
, which held performances on April 15th, 16th and the 23rd. Make sure to take a look at these displays the next time you pass through the library!