Shakespeare at Yale is a multi-venued celebration for the spring of 2012 that will display the extraordinary resources that exist at the University for the study and enjoyment of Shakespeare. Between the holdings of the Beinecke Library and the Elizabethan Club, Yale has the best collection of early printed editions of Shakespeare of any university in North America. These will be the centerpiece of a unique exhibition at the Beinecke. But Shakespeare at Yale will also involve performances of plays at The Yale Repertory Theatre and by student dramatic groups, concerts of music of the period by undergraduate, graduate, and professional groups, opera and musical comedy based upon Shakespeare's plays, a series of Shakespearean films, and remarkable exhibitions of paintings, drawings, and prints, musical instruments, even artifacts of the period at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Lewis Walpole Library. Leading Shakespearean scholars and practitioners will come to Yale for a variety of lectures and public conversations. In fact, the spring of 2012 will be a semester in which every single day of the term will offer at least one way to participate in this celebration, as we recognize the stunning resources that are here and the amazing ability of Shakespeare continuously to enrich our lives.
For more information about the celebration please visit Shakespeare at Yale