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Illinois State University’s Milner Library will host Shakespearience at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, on the sixth floor of the Milner Library. The program will give viewers a rare glimpse into world of the legendary poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. In addition to interactive talks and hands-on demonstrations, the public will also get to view rare items, including books from Shakespeare’s time in Milner Library’s Special Collections. The event is free and open to the public.

Shakespearience, which helps to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Illinois Shakespeare Festival, will feature three Shakespeare scholars, Assistant Professor Tara Lyons from Illinois State’s Department of English as well as De Paul University’s Megan Heffernan and Adam Hooks from the University of Iowa. Renaissance music will be played by Bradley University’s Professor Michael Hull after the demonstrations.

For more information visit https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2017/07/shakespearience-milner-library-july-16/

This event was funded by the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Milner Library
201 N. School Street
Normal, IL
6th Floor and Special Collections
(309) 438-3451