As part of University wide celebrations of the life and work of William Shakespeare, the Special Collections Team has unveiled a pop-up exhibition which looks at the legacy of his plays in the world of theatre.
The exhibition draws on collections in the Archive which relate to the history of theatre, including the Theatre Archive Project (a joint initiative with the British Library), the papers of playwright Bryony Lavery and the Peter Streuli collection.
The images in this post come from the 1960 Leicester College of Art Diary which had a Shakespeare theme including these stunning auto lithographic illustrations by Robert A. Blythe.
In addition, the team is delighted that the Heritage Centre will be hosting the launch of “Shakespeare’s Cultural Capital: His Economic Impact from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century”. Edited by DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and Dr Siobhan Keenan, the book brings together a collection of essays from international scholars that examine the direct and indirect economic and cultural impact of Shakespeare in the UK and beyond.
Refreshments and canapés will be served in the Heritage Centre from 12.30pm followed by readings from the book. To book your place please see: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2016/april/book-launch-shakespeares-cultural-capital.aspx#sthash.qCi5ENzH.dpuf