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Since the birth of cinema, Shakespeare has been repeatedly and revealingly reframed: as western or film noir, as high school or art house, as popular entertainment or film poetry. In Lights! Camera! Shakespeare! we celebrate the Bard on the box as well as the silver screen with an exhibit of costumes, posters, DVDs, and memorabilia. Exhibit runs from January 30th - April 30th, 2018, in the lobby and lower level of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.
Lights! Camera! Shakespeare! was curated by Elise Bochinski, University Archivist, and Jennifer Mottolese, Archives Assistant.
The theatrical costumes and much of the memorabilia that are part of this exhibit are on loan to Fairfield University courtesy of Prof. Ruth Anne Baumgartner, scholar and theatre director.
The timeline infographic to your right is courtesy of the Oxford University Press sponsored Illuminating Shakespeare resource page Shakespeare and Film.
All of the DVDs featured in the exhibit are available for check out from the DiMenna-Nyselius Library - as well as many books on Shakespeare in film, his plays, and much more!! Search for books and media in our library by clicking HERE.