Party Like it's 1564

Partying Shakespeare

"Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes and ale?" William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night: Act 2, Scene 3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Belk Library, 4th Floor, Rhinehart Room

Yes, there will be cake when the Belk Library celebrates William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and you are invited.  In addition to the confections, all attendees will receive the opportunity to view one of Belk Library’s most valuable rare books; Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, first published in 1577.  Ours, acquired in the 1950’s, is a second edition, printed in 1587 when the Bard was a mere 23 years old.  Hollinshed’s Chronicles was the history book on hand when Shakespeare wrote many of his historical plays. Get the 411 on Holinshed's Chronicles!  See a piece of history, eat a piece of cake.  Happy Bardday.

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