‘We are Shakespeare’ exhibit opens Sept. 5 at Central Library

St. Louis Public Library opens the “We are Shakespeare” exhibit on Sept. 5 at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.

Celebrate the Bard with a witty exhibit that kicks the dust off the pages and brings his work to life.

The interactive exhibit consists of hands-on displays and activities, as well as stunning visual and print materials from the SLPL’s collection.

Exhibit features include:

  • Character wall mural
  • An Oracle wheel
  • Period costumes
  • Insult battle
  • Mock sword fighting
  • Poet tree

The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  “We are Shakespeare” runs through November 4. The exhibit is made possible by the generous support from U.S. Bank.

In collaboration with the “We are Shakespeare” exhibit, SLPL has partnered with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis to present the 6th annual Shakespeare in the Streets’ production, “Blow, Winds,” a play artfully adapted from William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” which will be performed at 8 p.m. on September 15, 16 and 17 on the front steps of the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.

SLPL will also present “Baby Bard,” A Shakespeare-themed storytelling and craft program for preschool aged children offered in SLPL neighborhood locations. Visit the events calendar at slpl.org for dates and times.