Exhibitions

Shakespeare

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.

Exhibition

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

Freestanding 
LanguageEnglish
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.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Shakespeare press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2018–2019 Bookings to Date


Episcopal High School
10/08/2018–11/05/2018

Wells Branch Community Library
09/01/2019–10/01/2019