Yale University Library News

The Book As Stage: Performance and Theater in the Book Arts

September 21, 2016

The book format has long been used as a vehicle for artistic expression. This exhibition opening on September 26 in the Haas Family Arts Library, focuses on the presentation of theatrical texts and documentation of performance in the book arts. The objects on display showcase the space of the page in fine printing and modern typographical renditions of dramatic works. Additionally, examples of puppetry, portable stage sets, and tunnel books reveal the space of the book itself as a place for performance.

Image: Tora Bora by Art Hazelwood. Image used with permission.