About the Exhibitions
From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print
April 1, 2023 – March 10, 2024
Frick Art Museum
Printed in 1623, Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies was the earliest comprehensive gathering of Shakespeare’s plays in print. This exhibit tells the story of the First Folio’s origins in the bookstalls of seventeenth-century London and considers the histories of three later, lesser-known folios published in 1632, 1663, and 1685. The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see all four folios in one room, offering an extraordinary look at Shakespeare’s enduring legacy.
Inventing Shakespeare: Text, Technology, and the Four Folios
March 6, 2023 – May 16, 2024
Hunt Library Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University Campus
This exhibit explores the technologies and computational tools used to study the four folios since 1950. Rightly called “the most thoroughly studied early modern book,” the First Folio has given rise to a range of scholarly tools, techniques, and technologies. The exhibit’s focus on the technology of literary research speaks to CMU’s culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological inventiveness.
Shakespeare at Noon
Join Samuel Lemley, Curator of Special Collections at Carnegie Mellon University, and Dawn Brean, Chief Curator and Director of Collections, for a lunchtime look at the history behind the Shakespeare Folios currently on display in The Frick Art Museum and the 19th-century love of Shakespeare that solidified his place in popular culture today.
Let's Talk About Shakespeare
Fridays April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, 2023
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum Rotunda
Why are we still talking about Shakespeare? Every third Friday of the month, pop into The Frick Art Museum for a discussion about Shakespeareâ€™s enduring appeal and how it relates to our lives and culture today.
These programs are free and available to all thanks to the generous support of Kathleen Guinn.
No advance reservation required.
Shakespeare's Symbols: The Frick's Collection through the Bard's Eyes
April 28 and September 22, 2023
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum
Power and corruption, love and betrayal, revenge and loyalty all mark some of the enduring themes that characterize William Shakespeare's plays. Join the Frick staff for a light reception followed by an exploration of the intersections of the collection of The Frick Art Museum and Shakespeare's folios.
Advance registration required; $15 for non-members and guests, $10 for members, $5 for students.
Shakespeare on Screen, 1990s style
Thursdays May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, 2023
The Frick Art Museum auditorium
The 1990s/early 2000s movies that brought adaptations of Shakespeare into mainstream culture are a genre all their own—and many of them are just plain fun. Join us for an exploration of some of the best in our monthly series—we'll bring the popcorn!
$15 non-members and guests; $10 for members; $5 for students.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks at The Frick presents Antony and Cleopatra
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
The rarely-performed tale of Antony and Cleopatra comes alive in a fierce all-female production with music, dance, and soul-lifting fun. Celebrating Cleopatra, one of Shakespeare's most complex female characters, and her tragic grandeur.
Free and open to all thanks to the generous support of Bob Hernandez and Karen Blumen.
From Stage to Page is also made possible by
Bob Hernandez and Karen Blumen
Judy Horgan and Steve Pavsner
Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D.
Mr. James P. Cassaro
Mr. William Donovan and Mrs. Lisa L. Donovan
Ms. Laura N.K. Miller, Esq. and Mr. David Miller
The Brodsky Family
Bill and Lucille Kenworthy
Mr. Thomas Moore
Dawne Sohn and Pix Sohn
Betsy and Charles Watkins
Peggy and Jim Wojcik
Brad E. Kwiatek
Dr. Katherine Hennessey Steinbeiser
Deborah and Joseph Talarico
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