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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: Shakespeare - From Stratford-on-Avon to The New York Public Library


April 23, 2012

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Robert Armitage :  William Shakespeare - From Stratford-on-Avon to The New York Public Library

Discover the world of William Shakespeare at the NYPL on his celebrated birthday. Ponder textual problems in the quartos and folios.  Explore illustrated editions of the plays and poems.  Experience Shakespearean research through 21st century databases.  After the lecture, twenty members of the audience (drawn by lot) are invited to view the Shakespearean holdings, including the First Folio, in the Library's Berg Collection of English and American Literature.

Robert Armitage is the Humanities Bibliographer at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYPL.  His popular lectures on the Library’s collections include Elusive Jane [Austen], Out of the Blacking Factory [Dickens], Subversive Shaw, and others. 

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