In Focus

Twelve Hour Admission Sketch Problem (July 1905). Shepherd Stevens Papers (MS 865), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library

Exhibition on view March 1 - August 19, 2016

An American in Paris features drawings and other documents bequeathed to Yale University Library by Shepherd Stevens, a professor of architecture at Yale (1920-1947) who studied at the renowned Ėcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the early twentieth century (1905-1908). This selection of items from the Shepherd Stevens Papers, housed in the architectural archives at Sterling Memorial Library, provides a glimpse of student life and pedagogy at the Ėcole, as well as the early Beaux-Arts curriculum at Yale.  Curated by Suzanne Noruschat, Architecture Records Archivist, Manuscripts & Archives

Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night

Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the worldwide celebrations of his work, we now have streaming access to seventeen Globe on Screen videos via Drama Online. These productions are filmed live at the Globe Theatre in London, and most are new to us in streaming form. A particular highlight is the all-male production of TWELFTH NIGHT with Mark Rylance as OliviaThere’s much more in Drama Online on Shakespeare’s plays, of course, including the Arden Shakespeare editions, audio recordings, and critical textsDigital Theatre Plus also includes several Shakespeare productions, including a hilarious MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING set in the 1980s. Happy watching!