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Corpus Manuscript on Display at the Bodleian Libary

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Bodleian Libraries will present a major exhibition, fittingly called Shakespeare's Dead, which will reveal the unique ways in which Shakespeare brings dying, death and the dead to life.  Included amongst the items on display will be a manuscript owned by Corpus Christi College. CCC MS 304, one of Fulman’s Collectanea, includes a unique account by Henry Jackson (Fellow of Corpus) of seeing Othello performed in Oxford in 1610.

The exhibition will be open from 22 April – 18 September 2016 at the Weston Library.

More information about the exhibition can be found on the Bodleian webpages: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/news/2016/apr-14

If you want to know more about the significance of the Corpus manuscript lent to this exhibition, there is a short article on the BBC pages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4qWtJ8MX0b6xXXT3Kb53dpy/shakespeares-company-perform-othello-in-oxford

There is also a website with a full transcript and translation of Jackson’s letter: http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/jackson/

The exhibition at the Weston Library is free and open to all.

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