January 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  • 01/08/2016
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


  • Event Administrator
  • Registrant will pay ULC directly for meal

Registration is closed

Speaker: Jill Gage

“Curating the Newberry's Fall 2016 Exhibition, "Creating Shakespeare'”

The Bard is in the yard and you're invited to enjoy an advance peek at the festivities! To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's passing, the Newberry Library will be presenting "Creating Shakespeare" next fall.  It will feature some of the Newberry's greatest treasures, including rare early printed materials and seldom-seen artifacts.  It will also show how Shakespeare has been reimagined through the centuries. 

That's next fall, but you're a Caxtonian, so you've go a pass to a preview:  Caxtonian Jill Gage, bibliographer of British material at the Newberry, will tell us about curating the exhibition:  the manuscripts, maps, and artifacts that served as sources for Shakespeare; early printed editions of the plays; printed and manuscript playbills; and music.  Plus, learn about the Bard's role in shaping the cultural life of Chicago and the Midwest.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (elsewhere) 12:30-1:30. For reservations call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org. Reserved nonattendees will be billed.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710