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NY Times Profiles Shakespeare Exhibit at National Music Museum on Closing Week

Image Shakespeare Folio The only South Dakota stop for the Shakespeare Folio closes this week. It's on display through Saturday at the National Music Museum to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Events this week will close out the monthlong display of a rare 1623 book of William Shakespeare plays at the National Music Museum on the University of South Dakota campus, and some of the latest media coverage includes a story in the New York Times.

The national newspaper featured USD's exhibition Saturday on the front of its Arts section.

Exhibition hours this final week are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, April 2.

At 4 p.m. Friday, April 1 in Farber Auditorium in Old Main, professor Bruce Brandt from South Dakota State University will give a talk titled "Film Varieties of 'Hamlet'" and show clips from a range of film versions of Shakespeare's famous play. The closing reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the museum will feature a birthday cake for Shakespeare and the performance of a short scene from "Hamlet" by USD theater students. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Hanna DeLange
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