Open September 23 - December 31, Creating Shakespeare is an exhibition exploring the Bard’s creative process as well as the creativity of the countless writers, printers, actors, musicians, and artists who have re-contextualized, re-imagined, and re-invented his work over the past 400 years.
On Display NowSeptember 23 - December 31
Thursday, September 29
From Hamlet to Macbeth, Shakespeare’s use of equivocation speaks volumes. In Hamlet, the word carries the neutral meaning of ambiguous; in Macbeth, it becomes more sinister, suggesting deceit and foul play. In a free lecture Thursday, September 29, James Shapiro will trace the strange history of this resonant word.
From the Stacks
Opposition to the culture of dueling preceded the infamous Hamilton-Burr duel of 1804, and it intensified in the wake of the duel’s stunning result. The Newberry’s collection contains a number of items representing both sides of the debate.
The Newberry’s ChicagoAncestors.org website has been re-launched, with enhanced features including a larger map and scholarly articles on researching Chicago history and genealogy. ChicagoAncestors is a free online tool for mapping historical data about Chicago, from the city’s transportation system and religious institutions to its neighborhoods and public spaces.
At the heart of the Newberry is a set of collection strengths that attract a variety of readers and serve as inspiration for our public programs and academic endeavors.