22 April 2016 — 18 September 2016
ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library (Map)
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Bodleian Libraries will be displaying a major exhibition that confronts the theme of death itself in Shakespeare's works.
Shakespeare's Dead provides a unique take on the subject by exploring how Shakespeare used the anticipation of death, the moment of death and mourning the dead as contexts to bring characters to life. The exhibition will feature tragic characters from Shakespeare's works including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.
Shakespeare's Dead also looks at last words spoken, funerals and mourning as well as life after death, including ghosts and characters who come back to life. These themes will be explored using key items from the Bodleian's famous literary collections that include Shakespeare's First Folio and the first Shakespeare playbook (Romeo & Juliet), a number of early editions and an extensive collection of plays and poetry by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
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Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
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