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Not all the world is a digital stage – The Shakespeare Library in Munich
Shakespeare Library

Founded in 1964 by Wolfgang Clemen, the Munich Shakespeare Library houses the most profound collection of Shakespeariana outside of Britain. Located in the building of the faculty for Language- and Literature it is tightly connected to the department of English and American Studies, specifically the division of English Philology. The professor who holds the Chair for Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature is at the same time head of the library, but the administrative tasks are mostly taken on by Dr. Bettina Boecker, vice head of the library who also teaches at the university, and her team of student assistants. As such, the Shakespare Library is an Research OPL with helpers…

#Dating Shakespeare’s plays

Dating Shakespeare’s plays wasn’t just the title of a book, but also part of our schedule – pun intended – when we visited the Shakespeare Library as part of our English class with Mrs Gantert. The research library was founded in 1964 by Prof. Wolfgang Clemen, head of Shakespeare studies at LMU Munich, who managed to acquire initial funds from the VW foundation and the State of Bavaria…