The Bard’s Birthday Bash

Join the Library Council to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday!

WHEN: Friday April 22, noon to 3 p.m.WmaW

WHERE: The Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library (near Alderman Library)

WHAT: A celebration of Shakespeare—featuring lectures, demonstrations, Elizabethan costumes, Shakespeare on the Lawn mini-performances, tours of the “Shakespeare by the Book” exhibition, and more. Cake will be served at noon!



Noon: CAKE!! – Harrison/Small Porch

12:30: “If Michelangelo’s David is in Florence, Where is Shakespeare’s King Lear?” lecture by Michael Suarez, Director of Rare Book School – Auditorium

1:00: Ruffs, Cuffs, and Farthingales – Costume Shop of the UVA Drama Department – South Gallery

1:30: Dancing with Shakespeare – South Gallery

2:00: Ruffs, Cuffs, and Farthingales redux – South Gallery

2:30: “UVA and the Bard of Avon” – lecture by David Vander Meulen, Professor of English – Auditorium

1:00–3:00 “A Book Dissected: Set the Sorts, Press the Paper, and Sew the Sections” Ongoing demonstration by Rare Book School on book making – Harrison/Small Porch

Plus Shakespeare on the Lawn mini performances and ongoing tours of the “Shakespeare by the Book” exhibition.

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