A Friend, a Foe, and a Fair Youth: Finding Shakespeare in Early Printings and Later Manuscripts | Virtual Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • January 20, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This program is sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart 

Was Shakespeare the greatest playwright ever, a social-climber, or both? Why have his sonnets been a source of confusion for 400 years, and what was going on with him, the Fair Youth, and the Dark Lady? In this “Behind the Bookcase,” we’ll discover Shakespeare’s first fans and enemies, see some of his earliest printings and inspirations, and puzzle over some unanswerable questions. 


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