Shakespeare's Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture

A companion exhibit to the installation of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare at the Arizona State Museum, focusing on materials in Special Collections that represent the Bard’s contemporaries—Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. In addition to examining specific plays and other literary works, the exhibit will include historical snapshots—documents that shaped Shakespeare’s culture—such as anti-theatrical polemics, scientific discoveries, and political activities. It is curated by rare books archivist Roger Myers from Special Collections and Professor Meg Lota Brown from the Department of English.


Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Date Details:

Exhibit open 9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday. 
Closed Saturdays and Sundays


Special Collections,
1510 E. University Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ

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No, this event is best for adult-only audiences.

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