Collecting Shakespeare
Collecting Shakespeare
Talks & Texts
Rare Books and Manuscripts
from: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 7PM
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7PM
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7PM
Royce Hall

Join our colleagues from UCLA's Clark Library, as they feature selections from the Chrzanowski Collection. A physicist and collector in California, Paul Chrzanowski donated his collection of over seventy early English books to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Mr. Chrzanowski acquired texts that Shakespeare likely read or could have read. Some of these unique texts are identified as source books that Shakespeare used to write his plays; many are not but remain important to the development of the English language and literature.

Tuesday, Dec 6 at 7pm: Paul Chrzanowski will discuss the process of amassing such a unique collection, and present some of the particular texts that relate to that evening's performances.

Weds and Thursday, Dec 7/8 at 7pm: Clark librarians Nina Schneider and Philip Palmer will share some of the library’s hand-printed artist books and show early 20th-century promptbooks of Shakespeare's plays. 

Talks & Texts will be in the Royce West Lobby, entry is free with a ticket to any performance of Complete Works: Tabletop Shakespeare.

Visit the Clark's Page

The Chrzanowski Collection

Above Images: The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles

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