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“Shakespeare for the Centuries” a free public lecture by Michael Witmore Director, Folger Shakespeare Library

part of University of Delaware's Shakespeare Celebration

Dr. Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., will deliver a lecture, “Shakespeare for the Centuries,” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Morris Library Reading Room. The talk will be followed by an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in Old College Gallery. Both the talk and reception are free and open to the public. This lecture is part of a larger group of events revolving around the first folio visiting University of Delaware. This extremely rare and important book is touring the nation as part of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, an exhibition of the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s works. Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this exhibition, as well as the accompanying exhibition “Illustrating Shakespeare: From Boydell to Baskin” and other programming are open to the public. Programs include hands-on activities, lectures, and child-friendly crafts. A schedule of programs is available at the University Museums website. For more information and a complete schedule visit All events are supported by the Morris Library, the departments of English, Music and Theatre, E-52 student theatre group, Delaware Shakespeare Festival and several other community partners.

Date & Time

September 7, 2016

4:00PM - 7:00PM

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FREE and open to the public

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