Hands-On Tour | Shaping Shakespeare

Date / Time

  • January 30, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When is Shakespeare not Shakespeare? And what is a folio, anyway? After seeing some of Shakespeare’s earliest printings and books that inspired his plots, we’ll explore how his work has fared at the hands of actors, editors, and forgers.

Hands-on Tour: Shakespeare In Love

Date / Time

  • October 11, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lovers abound in the works of Shakespeare. His characters struggle and play and persist, and sometimes die, in pursuit of love. In this brand new Hands-On Tour, we’ll explore his myriad visions of love in early editions of his poems and plays from our collection. Come love with Will.

In Conversation with Jim Casey | Shakespeare and Authorship

Date / Time

  • December 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Although most scholars and historians agree that William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems we associate with “Shakespeare,” there are still those who believe these works were written by someone else. It may be impossible to say anything for certain about the authorship of plays written more than 400 years ago, but we do know quite a lot about the history of playwriting and the early modern theater. Please join Jim Casey, Associate Professor of English at Arcadia University, for a discussion of the authorship debate, the collaborative process of Renaissance playwriting, and the related staging practices of the early modern theater.

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: All’s Well That Ends Well

Date / Time

  • January 4, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Henry IV, Part 2

Date / Time

  • December 7, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Henry IV, Part 1

Date / Time

  • November 2, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!