Birmingham and Europe
Birmingham’s Shakespeare Library holds extensive collections in European languages, with an astonishingly rich array of especially German and French materials. Thoroughly European in his outlook, George Dawson strode the barricades of Paris after the revolution of 1848. He was a great supporter of freedom movements in Hungary, Italy and Poland. He was also a devotee of German literature, including German interpretations of Shakespeare – which he argued made Shakespeare more relevant to people’s actual lives. ‘Everything to Everybody’ will celebrate and seek to explore and extend these cosmopolitan connections between Shakespeare, Europe and Birmingham.
To find out about the 'Everything to Everybody' Project: https://everythingtoeverybody.bham.ac.uk/
Keywords: Shakespeare, Shakespeare Library, George Dawson, Professor Ewan Fernie,