About The Project

Shakespeare at Yale

Shakespeare at Yale is a multi-venued celebration for the spring of 2012 that will display the extraordinary resources that exist at the University for the study and enjoyment of Shakespeare. Between the holdings of the Beinecke Library and the Elizabethan Club, Yale has the best collection of early printed editions of Shakespeare of any university in North America. These will be the centerpiece of a unique exhibition at the Beinecke. But Shakespeare at Yale will also involve performances of plays at The Yale Repertory Theatre and by student dramatic groups, concerts of music of the period by undergraduate, graduate, and professional groups, opera and musical comedy based upon Shakespeare’s plays, a series of Shakespearean films, and remarkable exhibitions of paintings, drawings, and prints, musical instruments, even artifacts of the period at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Lewis Walpole Library. Leading Shakespearean scholars and practitioners will come to Yale for a variety of lectures and public conversations. In fact, the spring of 2012 will be a semester in which every single day of the term will offer at least one way to participate in this celebration, as we recognize the stunning resources that are here and the amazing ability of Shakespeare continuously to enrich our lives.

Program Development and Administration

David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English

Penelope Laurans, Special Assistant to the President

Kathryn Krier, Program Coordinator

Bonnie Antosh, Katharine Pitt, Student Coordinators

Planning Committee

Janna Baty, School of Music

Mark Bauer, Whitney Center for the Humanities

Robert Blocker, School of Music

Susan Cahan, Yale College

Toni Dorfman, Theater Studies Program

Elizabeth Fairman, Yale Center for British Art

Roberta Frank, Elizabethan Club

Pam Franks, Yale University Art Gallery

Ronald Gregg, Film Studies Program

Eleanor Hughes, Yale Center for British Art

Kathryn James, Beinecke Library

Richard Lalli,  Music Department

Lawrence Manley, English Department, Elizabethan Club

Robert Mealy, School of Music, Music Department

Maria Rosa Menocal, Whitney Center for the Humanities

Amy Meyers, Yale Center for British Art

Victoria Nolan, Yale School of Drama, Yale Repertory Theatre

Jane Nowosadko, Yale Center for British Art

Stephen Parks, Elizabethan Club

Margaret Powell, Lewis Walpole Library

William Purvis, Yale School of Music

Barbara Rockenbach, Yale Libraries

Angus Trumble, Yale Center for British Art

Justin Zaremby, Elizabethan Club