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

What Will Wrote: Chicago’s role in the debate over Shakespeare

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in Playbill magazine in April 2012. For hundreds of years, people have questioned whether William Shakespeare really wrote the plays we attribute to him. Strangely enough, a Chicago judge ruled on the question in 1916. For a brief time, an official legal decision was on the books in Cook County… Continue reading What Will Wrote: Chicago’s role in the debate over Shakespeare