New Book Displays for April

This month, we decided to highlight Earth Month, which takes place during the month of April. We also currently have a book display that showcases our collection's Batman and Superman comics, which coincides with the recent release of the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

Upcoming Workshop| Lead to Pixels: Setting the G gathering of the Hamlet Second Quarto

Hamlet, Second Quarto, 1604. Folger Shelfmark: STC 22276

Please join Rebecca Chung (UMSI), Fritz Swanson (Wolverine Press), and Justin Schell (Shapiro Design Lab), for conversation about the Wolverine Press's edition of a famous sheet of paper: the G gathering from the Q2 (second quarto) of Hamlet, which includes Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” speech, his repudiation of Ophelia with “Get thee a Nunry,” and his speech to the players, “sute the action to the word.”

This week in Shapiro: April 4-10, 2016

Lattice wall in Shapiro Lobby with Audubon bird in background and text on a dark digital screen that says, "This week in Shapiro."

On display in the Shapiro Lobby digital screens this week is the "I Am Study Abroad" exhibit presented by CGIS. In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, the lobby will host "Arab American Voices: Poetry, Performance, Reading" event on Wednesday 4/6, which will showcase students performing poetry, rap, short narratives, and other creative works. Finally, there are no orgs tabling in the lobby this week.

Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor

Cover of Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor

Raiders of the Nile is the second in Steven Saylor's new series featuring his ancient Roman detective, Gordianus the Finder, as a young man. After journeying to see the Seven Wonders of the World in the previous volume, Gordianus has settled in Alexandria. But when his slave and lover, Bethesda, is kidnapped, Gordianus faces many adventures as he tries to rescue her. He encounters a gang of bandits, gets falsely accused of murder, and learns of a plot to steal the sarcophagus of...

Embodying Shakespeare: Zelma Weisfeld’s Costume Designs

Sketch depicting costume designs for three characters from As You Like It: Jacques, Duke Senior, and Amiens

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 looks in greater detail at the work of costume and set designer Zelma Weisfeld, professor of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan from 1960-1988. During those 28 years, Weisfeld contributed to more than 120 theatre and opera productions, including several Shakespeare plays.

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