NYPL to Open Shakespeare Exhibit at Lincoln Center

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is taking part in the international celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a new multimedia exhibit at Lincoln Center.

Shakespeare’s Star Turn in America is a free exhibition which illustrates the popularity of Shakespeare’s plays in North America beginning in Colonial times all the way to modern day. Curated by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Ph. D. Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at The Library for the Performing Arts, the presentation uses documentary materials from the library’s archives to tell the story. This includes: broadsides and programs, engravings, photographs, set models, costumes, and prompt scripts used by Edwin Booth, Orson Welles, Katharine Hepburn, and actors in recent Shakespeare Festival productions.

The exhibition opens tomorrow and will be up through May 27, 2016 in The Library for the Performing Arts’ Vincent Astor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum. Follow this link for more info.