About the Curators

David Scott Kastan (david.kastan@yale.edu) is the George M. Bodman professor of English at  Yale University.  He is the editor of the Arden Shakespeare and the author, among other works, of Shakespeare and the Book (Cambridge, 2001), Shakespeare after Theory (Routledge, 1999), and Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time (Dartmouth, 1982).

Kathryn James (kathryn.james@yale.edu) is the Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  She completed her doctorate in early modern British history at Oxford University and her Master’s of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

5 thoughts on “About the Curators

    • The exhibition does not make reference to the Cobbe portrait, but does discuss the importance of images of Shakespeare, to different audiences over centuries, and particularly in the section on “Tourists and Patriots,” which includes William Dugdale’s engraving of Shakespeare’s memorial in Stratford-on-Avon, in his Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656).

  1. Thank you Shakespeare for making great books and great plays. You helped us experience a lot of tragedies,histories, and comedies. Thank you! Christian thrower. 7 years old

  2. I so enjoyed the exhibit. Will you please post a photo and more information about about the card/parlor game shown on the far wall? Thank you.

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