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Remembering Shakespeare Exhibition Opens

An exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
February 1 - June 4, 2012

Remembering Shakespeare tells the story of how a playwright and poet in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England came to be remembered as the world's most venerated author. Curated by David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale, and Kathryn James, Beinecke Library Curator, the exhibition brings together works from the holdings of Yale University's Elizabethan Club, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Beinecke Library, in an unprecedented display of one of North America's finest collections on Shakespeare. Drawing on these extraordinary resources, Remembering Shakespeare offers a unique visual history of how the "Booke" of Shakespeare was made and read, written and remembered, from his lifetime through the present.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 4:30 pm
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Remembering the Corpus:  The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Lecture by David Scott Kastan
Yale University George M. Bodman Professor of English

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Remembering Shakespeare is part of Shakespeare at Yale, a program of events and exhibitions across Yale University to celebrate the Bard in Spring 2012.

February 1, 2012


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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

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Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

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