- Image courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum
- Jan 14, 2017 – Mar 26, 2017
Days Time Every Tue-Fri 10am – 4pm Every Sat 10am – 5pm Every Sun 12pm – 5pm Seniors/Students $6 Children (ages 6 to 17) $6 Children (5 and under) Free!
Although Shakespeare set The Tempest on a small island off the coast of Italy, many scholars argue that he drew inspiration for the setting, several narrative themes, and the figure of Caliban from the newly encountered Americas. This exhibition explores this argument by pairing the Rose Library’s Fourth Folio with several engravings from Theodor de Bry’s “Americae” volumes, a series devoted to Columbus’s travels in the Americas, the customs of myriad American inhabitants, and the mistreatment of the native population by Catholic Spaniards. The exhibition also includes several objects from the Carlos Museum’s vast Americas collection, and considers how Shakespeare’s texts may have shaped a specifically English version of colonial contact.
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