The Cobbe Portrait of William Shakespeare, by unknown artist, ca. 1610.

William Shakespeare is the quintessential subject for a humanities program. Born into a culture formed by the great humanists of the Renaissance, he peopled the stage with characters that embody both the glory and riddle of being human.


Shakespeare draws primarily from print resources of the Harry Ransom Center and production photographs of the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. Panel topics include:

  • Images of Shakespeare
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • The Reformation
  • Shakespeare’s London
  • Elizabethan and Jacobean Life
  • The “Wooden O” and other theatres
  • The New Globe
  • Globes around the world
  • England becomes a sea power
  • The New World
  • Star-Crossed Lovers
  • The First Folio

Shakespeare is produced in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center and the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content6 double-sided panels (24” x 36”)
Support legs ( 72” tall)
Space Requirements96 square feet of floor space (12’ x 8’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 41” x 33” x 9” - 100 lbs.
  • 76” x 7” x 8” - 35 lbs.
Rental Fee*$300*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to recieve a PDF version of the brochures. Shakespeare digital brochure.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Shakespeare press release

Publicity image

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Humanities Texas logos

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2022-2023 Bookings

Lake Jackson Museum
Lake Jackson, TX

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