Newberry Library’s Shakespeare Exhibit

Call Number: VAULT Case oversize YS 01 Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Uniform Title:Plays Title: Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies. Published: London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623. Physical Description: [9] ℓ, 303, 100 (i.e. 98), [2], 69-232, [1], 78-80, [25], 98, 109-156, 257-993 [i.e. 339]p. port. 32 cm. Subject (LCSH): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Bibliography --Folios. 1623. Other Name: Heming, john, d.1630, ed. Condell, Henry, d. 1627, ed. Notes:The First Folio edition.

Playbill, December 2016 —  As the world marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Chicago had good reason to boast. Even though it’s an ocean and half a continent away from Shakespeare’s home turf in England, the city hosted the largest celebration of the Bard in 2016. “There’s really nothing that matches Shakespeare 400… Continue reading Newberry Library’s Shakespeare Exhibit

Hamilton’s Chicago superfans

Past and Present: Hamilton, a musical of historic ambition, arrives in Chicago By Robert Loerzel Originally published in the August 2016 edition of Playbill. The smash Broadway show Hamilton is a hot topic when students drop by the office of Northwestern University history professor, Caitlin Fitz. “They come in and say, ‘What do you think about this musical?… Continue reading Hamilton’s Chicago superfans

Q&A with Mary Zimmerman on ‘Treasure Island’

Make It Better magazine, October 2014 — “Treasure Island” is one of those stories that has seeped into our culture. The way we picture pirates — those eye patches, peg legs, parrots and treasure maps — can be traced back to Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1888 novel. The book has been turned into dozens of plays, movies and… Continue reading Q&A with Mary Zimmerman on ‘Treasure Island’