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All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library

Central Library in Copley Square, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and participating BPL branches

September 2016 through May 2017

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. From September 2016 to May 2017, discover the Bard’s lasting legacy with two exhibitions at the Central Library in Copley Square and dozens of programs system wide connecting audiences to theater and the dramatic arts.

Boston Public Library’s exhibition Shakespeare Unauthorized is made possible through the financial support of Iron Mountain Incorporated and includes extraordinarily rare first and early editions of familiar and beloved Shakespeare plays.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library presents the exhibition Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere in which viewers visit locales featured in the Bard’s work and explore the roles of place, identity, otherness and travel in his time.

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library programming includes author talks, poetry readings, lectures, theatrical performances, book clubs, film screenings, youth programs, workshops, and more.