April marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and to commemorate the writer’s life and work, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is hosting the exhibit “Shakespeare and His World.”
Images and items from the University Archives and Special Collections will be on display in Love Library South, on the second floor and in the lower level near 18 Love South. An opening reception is planned for 5 p.m. April 1 in 222 Love South as part of the First Friday Art Walk.
Other events on campus include:
- April 4, 5 p.m., Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall, 625 N. 14th St.: “Post-Apocalyptic Global Shakespeare: ‘King Lear,’ ‘The King is Alive’ and ‘Station Eleven.’” Sharon O’Dair, Hudson Strode Professor of English and director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama, will give the 2016 Hough Lecture. The talk is free and open to the public.
- April 13, 5 p.m., Ubuntu Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, 1505 S St.: “Chapel Royal on Progress: Elizabeth I’s Royal Supremacy Displayed.” Dustin Neighbors, a doctoral student at the University of York, will deliver the presentation. Neighbors is the 2015-16 Scholar in Residence from the UNL and University of York partnership.
- April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Love Library South lower-level display case. University Archives will display its First Folio.
- April 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Unity Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, “The First Folio and the Re-Making of William Shakespeare: ‘Shine Forth, Thou Star of Poets.’” Stephen Buhler, Aaron Douglas Professor of English at UNL, will deliver a lecture on the First Folio’s creation, reputation and ongoing impact.
- April 25, 5 p.m., Heritage Room, Nebraska Union, 1400 R St.: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program End of the Year Celebration. There will be a reading of Carole Levin’s “Shakespeare and Elizabeth,” with performances by Buhler, Ian Borden, Julia Schleck and Kelly Stage.