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"Dignity and stately magnificence': Paul Robeson's Othello

Newsclipping showing four photographs of Robeson (Othello) and Ashcroft (Desdemona) on stage.

The exhibit Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016) showcases both the textual and performance history of Shakespeare’s plays. With this post, we focus in greater detail on Paul Robeson’s performance as Othello in Ellen Van Volkenburg and Maurice Browne’s 1930 London production at the Savoy Theater.

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Miniature

Marionettes on stage

The exhibit Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016) showcases both the textual and performance history of Shakespeare’s plays. This post will be the first of a series exploring specific productions in greater detail than the limited physical space of an exhibition allows. Today, we share additional material from Ellen Van Volkenburg's early 20th century marionette production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

"WHose there?" Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A New Exhibit from the Special Collections Library

Poster based on an engraving from William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies: published according to the true original copies. ; Unto which is added, seven plays, never before printed in folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London prodigal. The history of Thomas Lord Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The puritan widow. A Yorkshire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine (London: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685) The Fourth Folio

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit from the Special Collections Library: Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016). The exhibit is a historical journey through different versions of Shakespeare’s plays as they were edited for publication or interpreted for the stage. Starting with the Second Folio (1632), our display includes a selection of landmark editions by authors and scholars like John Dryden, Nicholas Rowe, Alexander Pope...

Exhibit Opening | Animals in Rhyme: The Friends of Mother Goose

Mother Goose depicted as a cheerful elderly woman in a pilgrim's hat riding a white goose wearing a waistcoat through the air

On display at the AADL Downtown Library in the Lower Level Display cases from December 2, 2015-January 15, 2016, this exhibit invites visitors to explore a wealth of illustrated animal rhymes from the Special Collections Library. Join members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild from 1-2pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the AADL Multipurpose Room for animal stories for the Pre-K and early elementary crowd.

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