2014 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). To observe the Bard of Avon’s special day, the Special Collections & University Archives will be displaying some of its Shakespeariana, including two plays printed in the 2nd Folio of 1632, as well as illustrated scenes of scenes from Shakespeare’s many plays, various portraits of Shakespeare, and the 1805 account of one the earliest Shakespeare hoaxes about the discovery of an unknown play.

First page of The Life of Tymon of Athens from the Second Folio by William Shakespeare.

This exhibit will run the remainder of this semester and can be viewed in the Special Collections & University Archives.

See the Plays

See Shakespeare’s impressive 15,000 word vocabulary in action. Stream BBC TV adaptations of all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays for free courtesy of the UTC Library!


Shakespeare, William. Tymon of Athens and Twelfth Night: From the Second Folio 1632. London: printed by Haac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1632.

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