In Focus

Illustration from The Song of Songs (Book Club of California, 1922)

Exhibition on view September 28, 2015 – February 19, 2016

The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles, is a book of the Bible that is more lyrical than other parts of the Bible, containing poems about love.  For over a century, modern fine printers have been inspired by these expressions of joy and pain, producing beautiful editions that celebrate this classical text through a high level of craft, deluxe materials, illustration, and typography.  This exhibition shows examples from Arts Library Special Collections and the Divinity Library that demonstrate a range of approaches in design, printing, and illustration.

Plays list from Drama Online

Yale’s theater community has been enjoying online access to playscripts in Drama Online for a few years. Now Yale Library has added 350 new plays from Nick Hern Books to the core subscription, as well as over 350 streaming audio recordings of full-length plays from LA Theatre Works. You can see the full collection of nearly 1700 plays in Drama Online under “Plays.”

The Nick Hern plays are searchable in Orbis and Quicksearch as well, and LATW plays will soon join them.

More suggestions about how to find playscripts are on the Drama LibGuide.