Dr. Lizzie Barker, Executive Director of The Frick Pittsburgh; Dawn Brean, Chief Curator and Director of Collections, The Frick Pittsburgh; Dr. Sam Lemley, Curator of Special Collections, University Libraries; Keith Webster, Helen & Henry Posner, Jr. Dean of the University Libraries.
On April 1, friends and supporters of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and The Frick Pittsburgh gathered for an opening celebration for the joint exhibition, “From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print.”
Printed in 1623, and celebrating its quatercentenary this year, “Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies” was the earliest comprehensive gathering of Shakespeare’s plays in print. “From Stage to Page” tells the story of the First Folio’s origins in the bookstalls of seventeenth-century London and considers the histories of three later, lesser-known folios published in 1632, 1663, and 1685.
The exhibition is the first time that all seven Shakespeare Folios held in the Libraries’ Special Collections are on display to the public, offering an extraordinary look at Shakespeare’s enduring legacy.
A related exhibit at Hunt Library explores the technologies and computational tools used to study the four folios since 1950. Read more about “Inventing Shakespeare: Text, Technology, and the Four Folios.”