Shakespeare's Dead | University of Oxford

Shakespeare's Dead

Event date
27 Apr 2016 to 18 Sep 2016
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Weston Library
Broad Street
Venue details

ST Lee Gallery

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Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Bodleian Libraries' major summer exhibition, Shakespeare's Dead, confronts the theme of death itself in Shakespeare's plays. From the anticipation of death to the moment of death and mourning the dead as a way to bring characters to life, this powerful exhibition explores well know tragic characters from Shakespeare's plays alongside books and manuscripts that touch on wider issues of death, mortality and the beyond.

Explore these themes through key items in the Bodleian's famous literary collections - many editions of Shakespeare's plays and poems published during his lifetime, including Romeo and Juliet, two copies of the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays and an extensive collection of plays and poetry by his contemporaries.

A series of talks and events run in conjunction with the exhibition.