Shakespeare @ the Library
The Birmingham Shakespeare Collection offers access to more than 44,000 books as well as magazines and DVDs. You will also find many treasures including photos, posters, theatre programmes, scrapbooks, illustrations as well a copy of the first folio printed in 1623.
The collection features many treasures including the unique Forrest Collection, Turner, Pearson, and Bennett Collections as well as a copy of the First Folio printed in 1623.
Just a few of the images available in the Shakespeare Collection.
Shakespeare has captured the spirit of love, its highs and lows, and the beauty of falling in love in some of the most poetical lines ever written.
Although Shakespeare lived and wrote some 400 years ago, his sharp observations of human nature are still very true and valid today. No more so they appeal to us than in his comedy plays. From the merely foolish to the crafty, practical jokers and hy
The comprehensive collection of Shakespeare’s production, both amateur and professional contains over 6,000 photographs, 10,000 programmes, 15,000 playbills and an enormous collection of newspaper cuttings.
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library is Britain’s most important Shakespeare collection, and one of the two most important Shakespeare collections in the world.
Created and designed to house the Shakespeare Memorial Library by John Henry Chamberlain in 1882, a founder member of Our Shakespeare Club.