English Professor Kristina Straub to Curate an Exhibit for the Folger Shakespeare Library
Carnegie Mellon English Professor Kristina Straub is curating an exhibit for the Folger Shakespeare Library titled "Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity." Debuting in fall 2016, the exhibit will coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming bicentenary of Austen's death. The exhibit, which will include much more than books, will explore how Shakespeare was celebrated 200 years ago in order to compare public spectacles like Garrick's Jubilee and Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery to today's media celebrations such as BBC "bonnet dramas" made from Austen's work. The exhibit will be co-curated by University of Texas at Austin English Professor and Austen scholar Janine Barchas.
To learn more, visit the Folger Shakespeare Library website.