Posts on January 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Miniature

Marionettes on stage

The exhibit Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016) showcases both the textual and performance history of Shakespeare’s plays. This post will be the first of a series exploring specific productions in greater detail than the limited physical space of an exhibition allows. Today, we share additional material from Ellen Van Volkenburg's early 20th century marionette production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Designing for the Library Website

What is needed for designing large web-based systems?

This post is a brief overview of the process in designing for large web-based systems. This includes understanding what makes up an interface and how to start fresh to create a good foundation that won't be regrettable later.

UM3D Lab Open House

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On Friday, January 15, 2016, the UM3D Lab is having an open house from 12pm - 6pm. See new 3D printers, try on an Oculus Rift, and watch demonstrations of Virtual Reality, Rapid Prototyping, Motion Capture, 3D Scanning, Mobile Development, and Animations.

The Prophet by Michael Koryta

Cover of The Prophet by Michael Koryta

The Prophet is a mystery set in a small Ohio town about two estranged brothers, one a bail bondsman and the other a high school football coach, whose sister was murdered as a teenager. When another teenage girl is murdered, the wounds of the past resurface and the two brothers must work together to catch a killer.

The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

Cover of The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

The Rival Queens is an entertainingly-written biography of two powerful women in 16th century France: the ruthless Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France, who ruled the country for decades during the reigns of three of her sons, and her youngest daughter, the intelligent, courageous Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre.

"WHose there?" Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A New Exhibit from the Special Collections Library

Poster based on an engraving from William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies: published according to the true original copies. ; Unto which is added, seven plays, never before printed in folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London prodigal. The history of Thomas Lord Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The puritan widow. A Yorkshire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine (London: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685) The Fourth Folio

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit from the Special Collections Library: Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016). The exhibit is a historical journey through different versions of Shakespeare’s plays as they were edited for publication or interpreted for the stage. Starting with the Second Folio (1632), our display includes a selection of landmark editions by authors and scholars like John Dryden, Nicholas Rowe, Alexander Pope...


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