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Creating Shakespeare

From the Newberry Library in Chicago comes Creating Shakespeare, a digital exhibition that explores how Shakespeare created his body of work and how that corpus has lived on afterwards through numerous professionals whose work "creat[es Shakespeare] anew for each successive generation." The exhibition opens by examining the time period in which Shakespeare lived and worked, as well as the sources that inspired him, providing historical and cultural context for his creative life. Subsequent portions deal with Shakespeare's "afterlife," looking at the myriad ways his works have been printed, performed, studied, and reinvented in the four centuries following his death. Each part of Creating Shakespeare weaves together narrative explanations and numerous images from materials in the Newberry's archives, providing visitors with an engaging journey through Shakespeare's world and legacy. Buttons at the bottom of each page make it easy to go through the exhibition in order, and visitors who prefer to skip ahead can access the table of contents via the menu found in the upper left. Curated by Jill E. Gage and directed by Diane Dillon, this digital resource is based on a physical exhibition displayed at the Newberry in late 2016.
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December 20th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
December 16th, 2019 at 11:30am
Date Of Record Release
December 17th, 2019 at 11:52am
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