He is one of the greatest playwrighters in the world literature, he has been honored and read for centuries, William Shakespeare is a name known by all. This year it is 400 years since his day of death, he died the 23:rd of April 1616.
In connection with the jubilee year book companies publish his work anew and publish modern versions of his texts. His philosophic way to write about human life still speaks to us, even though he wrote in 15-16th century. This year his plays are played at theatres and scenes all around in Sweden and in the world. In our nearby surroundings you can see Romeo & Juliet på Vårdhemmet Verona at Borås Stadsteater, Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo & Julia at Göteborgsoperan, Trettondagsafton at Folkets hus in Gothenburg. Or take the chance and go to Stockholm and see Macbeth at Maximteatern.
For the moment there is an exhibition taking place in the Library about Shakespeare. At display in the entrance you find several of his plays, sonnets and biographies of his life and work. Welcome to the Library to read the classics and discover new plays. You find his books in both Swedish and English.
Text: Kajsa Magnusson
Picture: Of Shakespeare, Colourbox
Of books, Kajsa Magnusson