A rarity most beloved at Cornell University, Shakespeare’s four folios – VIDEO

Media Note: A video of the folios can be viewed on YouTube and can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/shakespeare April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Cornell University is one of the few places in the world to have the four original 17th-century editions of the dramatist’s plays. William G. Mennen, Cornell […]

Shakespeare’s birthday an occasion to reflect on the problems of a modern world

Philip Lorenz, professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, says Shakespeare’s plays haunt us from a past no longer ours and anticipates a future still to come. Lorenz says:  “The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth is a welcome occasion to reflect on many of the problems that make us […]

Rare Shakespeare plays on display to commemorate 450th birthday

WHAT:          To commemorate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Cornell is putting four folio editions of William Shakespeare’s plays on display. WHEN:          April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE:        Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Level 2B of Kroch Library, Cornell University MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked […]