400 Years of Shakespeare in Print

From Stage to Page

Free and Open to All
Suggested donation of $5 to support special exhibitions

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.

Virtual Tour

Explore From Stage to Page from anywhere in the world with Carnegie Mellon's virtual tour! Step through the exhibition and experience Shakespeare folios from 1623, 1632, 1663, and 1685.

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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.

Program Information

From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print

Dates: April 1, 2023 - March 10, 2024
Location: The Frick Art Museum
Admission:
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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From Stage to Page is also made possible by

Partners
Kathleen Guinn 
Bob Hernandez and Karen Blumen

Supporters
Judy Horgan and Steve Pavsner

Contributors
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   

Friends
Anonymous
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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From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print
The Frick Art Museum
03/02/2024 10:00 AM
From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print
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