From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print

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September 26, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free and Open to All
Go bard as The Frick and Carnegie Mellon team up to present not one, but two once-in-a-century exhibitions!

Printed in 1623, Shakespeare’s First Folio was the earliest comprehensive gathering of his plays in print. Without this printing, the world would have lost half of Shakepeare’s dramatic works, including favorites The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and As You Like It.

From Stage to Page offers an opportunity to view these rarely seen gems in Pittsburgh. Only 233 copies of the First Folio survive, and CMU Libraries is one of the few institutions in the United States to own copies of all four early printed collections of the plays!

Also don’t miss Carnegie Mellon’s exhibition Inventing Shakespeare at CMU’s Hunt Library. exploring the technologies and computational tools used to study the four folios since 1950. Together, these exhibits trace the history and influence of the Shakespeare folios from the seventeenth century to the present. Free and open to all.
From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print

On View Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

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.

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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 Shakespeare’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
7:00 p.m.
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
2:00 p.m.
North Lawn
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.

Sponsored by

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From Stage to Page is also made possible by

Kathleen Guinn 
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         

Community Supporters

Norton Gusky
Bill and Lucille Kenworthy
D. McCaskill
Mr. Thomas Moore
Dawne Sohn and Pix Sohn           
Betsy and Charles Watkins           
Peggy and Jim Wojcik               

Community Members
Rebecca Glaser
Brad E. Kwiatek 
Dr. Katherine Hennessey Steinbeiser        
Deborah and Joseph Talarico      

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