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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Not Shakespeare, or Shakespeare’s Shadows

Fri, November 30, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This hands-on tour looks at Shakespeare by… not looking at him. In Shakespeare’s Shadows we’ll meet the bard’s equally brilliant contemporaries Miguel de Cervantes and John Donne, his friend and rival Ben Jonson, his collaborator and successor Jon Fletcher, and his most famous forger, Henry Ireland. We’ll also take a look at an early printing of the first woman in England to earn a living as a playwright, the dashing poet, spy, and libertine Aphra Behn.

About Hands-On Tours at The Rosenbach

Offered almost every Friday at 3:00 p.m., Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. Advance registration is strongly recommended; visit

The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103