"Shakespeare in American Life" exhibition at Folger Shakespeare Library

March 8, 2007 to August 18, 2007
United States

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC celebrated its 175th anniversary with a special exhibition titled, "Shakespeare in American Life", which ran from March 8 to August 18, 2007. The exhibition was curated by Ginger and Alden Vaughan; Ginger is the advisor to our special collection of puzzles depicting scenes from Shakespeare's plays. For this exhibition the Library requested two puzzles from our collection, "Titania" and "Planting the Evidence". Both are included in the exhibition catalog (P. 179) but only one, "Titania", was on display. "Planting the Evidence" was too large for the display case space. "Titania" was displayed beside the actual color lithograph printed by John Morrell & Co. in 1937, now part of the Library's permanent collection. Special collections (10 are displayed in the Armstrong collection pages) can lead to some very interesting opportunities!