June’s Object of the Month is, of course, Shakespeare related. This piece, a newspaper article from July 1973, was framed for last year’s Shakespeare exhibit.
The article details the reopening of the Field Theatre after almost a decade of lying dormant. The festivities included a section of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and folk singing.
This year’s Shakespeare exhibit follows a few costumes and accessories through their uses
in multiple shows. For example, the dress (or at least parts of it) pictured to the right has been worn by Bianca in Othello and Elizabeth Woodville in Richard III. The wonderful headdresses were made for the goddesses in The Tempest.
We have really enjoyed showcasing some of the wonderful costumes and programs from the Shakespeare Gild, and we hope that the summer Shakespeare exhibit will become an annual event. Stop by the museum any Wednesday or Sunday throughout the summer and see some of the beautiful costumes we are featuring in this year’s exhibit.