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Public invited to Shakespeare exhibition at Rutgers-New Brunswick

The Rutgers University Libraries invite members of the public to view "Shakespeare: In Print, On Stage, On Film, Online," an exhibition that explores the Bard's continuing impact and the ways in which his work has been adapted and interpreted during the past 400 years. The exhibition will run Jan. 29 through March 31 on the Rutgers- New Brunswick campus.

Featuring highlights from the Rutgers University Libraries' collections and the collections of the late Sebastian Gaeta (Rutgers College, 1928), the exhibition is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery on the lower level, and in Gallery '50 on the first floor of the Archibald S. Alexander Library, 169 College Ave., New Brunswick. In addition, some relevant texts can be viewed at the Art Library.

The exhibition features works by and about Shakespeare spanning a period of 400 years. The earliest volumes include a 1619 quarto edition of "The Merchant of Venice," plus the second and third folio editions of his plays, works by Shakespeare's friend and rival Ben Jonson, and contemporary editions of the two English translations of the Bible Shakespeare knew best.

For more information on this exhibition, or library hours, please call Special Collections & University Archives at 732/932-7006.

Posted February 18, 2002