In 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and numerous other cultural organizations from around the region, is offering up Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450—a year packed full of engaging, enlightening, and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations. Throughout 2014, the Year of the Bard will offer Shakespeare buffs and newcomers alike a plethora of fun and festive ways to get in on the celebration. Every month throughout the year will feature numerous activities, including films, talks, an insult contest, digital and live exhibitions, pop-up and theatrical performances, and of course a big birthday bash on April 23. So check out our calendar of events and our Shakespeare blog, and get in on the fun!
Born of the Bard: Works Inspired by Shakespeare
Now through Wednesday, December 31, 2014
West Hallway Gallery, First Floor
This exhibition highlights the myriad ways that Shakespeare, both the man and his works, have inspired artists of all kinds: performers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, and more. Through items like movie posters, novels, programs, and photographs, visitors can see the vast impact Shakespeare has had on cultural heritage around the world.