Natasha Veeser, [email protected], 608-262-2632
UW-Madison Libraries, February-April contact Susan Barribeau, [email protected], 608-262-9585
Kirstin Pires, [email protected], 608-890-4469 (Chazen Museum of Art)
Christina Martin-Wright, [email protected], 608-890-4561 (UW-Madison Arts Institute)
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the start of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Selected as the Wisconsin host site for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, the UW-Madison Libraries, Chazen Museum of Art and the Arts Institute have partnered to organize a statewide, yearlong celebration of Shakespeare.
Kicking off the Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 events in Madison, the Distinguished Lecture Series, UW-Madison Libraries and the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries will host actress Anna Deavere Smith for an Evening of Shakespeare on April 20 at Shannon Hall in the Memorial Union. Smith has starred in television hits such as “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie” and is currently University Professor at New York University, where she teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts.