Moving Parts: Shakespeare and the Book as Performance

In conjunction with the recent exhibition “So Long Lives This”: Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616–2016, Alan Galey discusses how Shakespeare’s works have inspired creativity and innovation in the book arts, from the earliest editions to the present. Drawing on the sometimes vexed relationship between print and performance, this talk considers how the Shakespearean book arts have negotiated the divide between page and stage.

Alan Galey teaches book history, bibliography, and digital humanities at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. Along with co-curating the Fisher’s recent Shakespeare exhibition, he is also the author of The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity (Cambridge, 2014).