Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in Special Collections

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Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in Special Collections :  Selections from the Max Reinhardt Archives and the Rare Book Collections

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare has been regarded by many as one of the greatest writers in history. Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections is pleased to offer selections from the Max Reinhardt Archives and the Rare Books Collection to highlight some of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Max Reinhardt, the Austrian-born theater and film director, staged productions of many of Shakespeare’s works including several different productions of his personal favorite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also produced a 1935 film of that work, one of Hollywood’s costliest productions up to that time, starring James Cagney, Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland.

The exhibit is located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Glenn G. Bartle Library, and can be viewed 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.