‘Remember me’: Shakespeare and his Legacy

‘Remember me’: Shakespeare and his Legacy

 
William Shakespeare, 1564–1616. [Plays, First Folio] Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies: published according to the true originall copies. London: 1623. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Princeton University Library

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 26, 1616. To commemorate the occasion, the Art Museum has partnered with the Princeton University Library in presenting an exhibition devoted to ways in which Shakespeare's literary and theatrical achievement has been memorialized in the visual arts. "Remember Me": Shakespeare and His Legacy showcases works from the Library's Rare Books Division and the Graphic Arts Collection, together with works from the Art Museum and a private collection. Selected with the help of Bradin Cormak, professor of English at Princeton, the works on view examine how Shakespeare's identity has evolved over time into the monumental figurehead of British literature we know today.