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Falstaff and Music

Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library, UVic,
Special Collections / lower level Room A005
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
September 16–November 29, 20132208131063.jpg

Shakespeare's character of Falstaff has inspired composers over the centuries. Trace Falstaff's history through this exhibit of rare books, scores, and performance artifacts from the University of Victoria’s Special Collections. Curated by Janelle Jenstad and Erin E. Kelly (Department of English, UVic), with Assistant Curators Nathan Phillips and Telka Duxbury. Additional research by Cameron Butt and Alina Blank.

Free and open to the public.
See www.uvic.ca/library/featured/events

To arrange for a guided tour, contact Janelle Jenstad (jenstad@uvic.ca). High school classes and teachers welcome!

Shakespeare’s “Big Books”

Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates Street
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am–4 pm
September 21–October 23

The 1623 First Folio (courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto) is the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays. Discover why these iconic books have held people's fascination through the centuries, and see all four 17th-century folios together for the first time in BC. 

Image of the title page and facing page from U of T First Folio

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, has kindly lent us their copies of the First Folio and Third Folio (from 1664). The Second Folio and Fourth Folio on display are from our very own Legislative Library.

Curated by Erin E. Kelly and Janelle Jenstad (Department of English, University of Victoria)

Organized by University of Victoria Libraries, Department of English, and Art Collections.

Free and open to the public.
See  www.uvic.ca/library/featured/events

To arrange for a guided tour, contact Erin E. Kelly (ekelly@uvic.ca) or Janelle Jenstad (jenstad@uvic.ca).

High school classes and teachers welcome!

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