This exhibition explores the reception and treatment of William Shakespeare’s works across the years, ranging from Shakespeare’s age to our own. Items on display include early-printed books of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and his sources. Also on display will are examples of Shakespearian criticism, adaptations, parodies, private press editions, and forgeries, all drawn from the University of Delaware Library’s extensive holdings of rare books and manuscripts. All this, and more, showcases the many ways in which Shakespeare’s works have lived on in the four centuries since his death.


Curated by Alexander Johnston.