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Staniar Gallery Presents “Shakespeare's England”

— by on April 11th, 2016

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, in conjunction with the Departments of English, History, and Art and Art History, will present an exhibition of original prints and reproductions from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.

The exhibition will be on view in Staniar Gallery from April 25 through May 27. There will be an opening reception on April 27 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

These works, produced in Great Britain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the career of William Shakespeare, will help describe and define various aspects of life in England during the period generally considered its Golden Age. Through portraits and theatrical scenes, this exhibition will offer a glimpse into the world of Shakespeare’s England.

The exhibition is accompanied by a detailed gallery guide, researched and written by W&L English and history students.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (540) 458-8861.

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