"Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it's sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war's a destroyer of men."
A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Barbara Zahora.
An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.
Download a PDF flyer for this spring's Shakespeare Project of Chicago programs at the Newberry, to post and distribute, and explore the Newberry's collection of early Shakespeare editions.
Cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the Department of Public Engagement.
Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.
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Excuse our dust!!!
Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the ground floor. Ruggles Hall will not be affected, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.