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For All Time: Shakespeare in Yorkshire

For All Time: Shakespeare in Yorkshire
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9 Sept 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

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Treasures of the Brotherton

Brotherton Gallery, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, this remarkable exhibition displays for the first time in one place the rare Shakespeare materials left to Leeds University Library by Lord Brotherton. It looks at how Shakespeare dramatised Yorkshire history, and explores how directors today are still using his work to ask questions about regional identity.

Shakespeare's history plays dealt with England's unstable political past. His comedies and tragedies featured cosmopolitan settings, intense rhetoric and witty wordplay. His popularity has lasted and his works are now desirable collectors' items. 

Lord Brotherton of Wakefield (1856-1930) was one of the country's leading private collectors of rare books and manuscripts. On his death he left his remarkable collection to Leeds University Library, including the holy grail of book collecting, the four 17th-century Shakespeare folios. All these books and more are on display in a new exhibition at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

This exhibition is free and open to all. Monday - 1 - 5pm. Tuesday - Saturday - 10am - 5pm.

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