Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

In celebration of the enduring inspiration of William Shakespeare’s plays, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents an exhibition in its Astor Gallery. Using artifacts from the Library’s own collections, the exhibition documents the on-going popularity of Shakespeare’s plays in North America from Colonial times to present day. The artifacts include broadsides and programs, engravings and photographs, original set and costume designs, set models and costumes, letters detailing tour conditions, and prompt scripts used by Edwin Booth, Orson Welles, Katharine Hepburn, and actors in recent Shakespeare Festival productions.

Tune into NYC-ARTS on Thursday, April 21 at 7pm to learn more about the exhibition.