Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 2 December 2011

Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish collections

National Library of Scotland exhibition

Over 400 years, the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University Library have acquired world-class collections of plays by William Shakespeare. These shed light on the ways in which Shakespeare's works have been read, collected, adapted and circulated in the centuries since they first appeared in print.

Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish Collections, is the new exhibition running at NLS from 9 December to 29 April which looks at these collections through the lives and activities of those who helped to bring them together, from the Scottish poet William Drummond to the editor and critic John Dover Wilson. It asks what Shakespeare - valued and championed in so many different ways in the past - means in Scotland today.

See iconic Shakespearean treasures including a copy of the First Folio (the first collected edition), and some of the first published versions of his plays


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