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THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

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About this collection

For four centuries William Shakespeare’s works have been read, studied, performed, adapted and reinterpreted. From Romeo & Juliet to West Side Story, Hamlet to the Lion King, Shakespeare has permeated our culture with his masterful storytelling. View selections from the Library’s extensive collection of the Bard’s classic plays in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room on the third floor of the Main Library from April 29–July 29. Included in the exhibit are rare early editions of Shakespeare’s works dating back to the 1600s, tiny 19th century adaptations for children and elaborate illustrations to compliment his tales.   

 
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