Healthy Reading Exhibition: 1590-1690February 11, 2011
Exhibiting a healthy context for the first publisher’s blurb to a Shakespeare play
“Honey-tongued” Shakespeare may have been known for his “sugred sonnets”, but this exhibition places Shakespeare’s “savoured salt of wit” and the readers’ “wits’ healths” – discussed in the unique 1609 preface to Troilus and Cressida – in the context of some culinary, medical, literary and religious texts published between 1590 and 1690.
Arts and Social Studies Library
In SCOLAR, lower ground floor (until Wed Feb 16th).
Curator: Johann Gregory – with valuable assistance from Alison Harvey (Assistant Archivist) and Peter Keelan (Head of Special Collections and Archives)