Special Collections – William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries is curating a Shakespeare exhibition at the University Library. Read her guest post on the University Library Special Collections Blog.

“A new exhibition in the Library‚Äôs Entrance Hall cases brings together a small number of books printed in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, which together demonstrate some of the ways in which early readers, perhaps students in particular, would have encountered and responded to Shakespeare. The exhibition also includes some of the earliest Shakespeare examination questions ever set, and sat, in Cambridge”