The Stolen Texts of Molière
This exhibition examines how seventeeth-century publishers pirated, plagiarized, and mis-appropriated Molière's plays. Drawing on the Walter L. Pforzheimer Molière Collection, it will feature rare first editions displayed alongside even rarer counterfeit editions. The exhibition traces the production and distribution of these illegal copies. There will be a lecture in conjunction with the opening of this exhibit. [About 30 items]
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
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.