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Shakespeare's First Folio: Shakespeare in the WSU Collections

Provides resources and information relevant to the traveling exhibit, "First Folio! the book that gave us SHAKESPEARE," from the Folger Shakespeare Library in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

About the Atrium Exhibits


During the weeks that the exhibit panels for "First Folio: the book that gave us SHAKESPEARE" are displayed in the atrium of the Adamany Undergraduate Library, the accompanying exhibit cases will feature books from the Wayne State University Library System's Special Collections. This guide page is designed to highlight titles from those rotating displays.

March 4 - March 9: Shakespeare, His Times, Works, and Representations in Art

March 10 - 11: Special Editions, Shakespeare's Contemporaries, and Featured Scholars

March 14-18: Shakespeare in Children's Literature

March 21 - March 25: Shakespeare, His Times, Works, and Representations in Art

March 28 - April 1: Shakespeare, His Times, Works, and Representations in Art

Shakespeare, His Times, Works, and Representations in Art

Shakespeare & JSTOR

Special Editions, Shakespeare's Contemporaries, and Featured Scholars

Shakespeare in Children's Literature

Shakespeare in Video

The WSU Library System has access to online and streaming videos, as well as DVDs, that offer over 200 titles related to Shakespeare. The Kanopy and Theatre in Video collections, in particular, provide Shakespeare performances and films about Shakespeare's life and context for the plays.

To see a list of items click on this link into the WSU catalog.

NOTE: a WSU access ID and password are required to view these resources.

Academic Conference (March 10-11) Featured Scholars

Two distinguished scholars will be keynote speakers for the Academic Conference, "Shakespeare and his Culture on Stage and on the Page," held at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, March 10 and March 11, 2016. Display of selected titles by these scholars will be part of the special conference display on March 10 and 11.

About the scholars:

David M. Bevington
is Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and in English Language & Literature, Comparative Literature, and the College at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1967. His research specialty is British Renaissance drama; he is the only living scholar who has edited the complete body of Shakespeare’s work. He recently completed co-editing The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (2012), and is the author of a distinguished corpus of articles and books on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Renaissance England.

Mary Thomas Crane
is Thomas F. Rattigan Professor of English at Boston College.  Her research specialty encompasses English Renaissance literature and culture, primarily intellectual history and the history of science and technology, as well as cognitive literary theory. Most recently she is author of Losing Touch with Nature: Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); her scholarly work includes three books and over 25 articles and essays on early modern drama and poetry.