shakespeare

UVA welcomes the First Folio, a rare collection of Shakespeare’s plays published after his death, to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library through October 26. Courtesy UVA, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to Charlottesville

Seven years after William Shakespeare died in 1616, a collection of his plays was assembled into a single volume for the first time. Only 900 copies were printed—235 survive today. For the first time, one of those First Folios is at the University of Virginia, on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., […]

Elizabeth Haysom, photographed at Jens Soering’s trial in 1990, warned Soering in a letter: “...promise me you will not let me ruin you life...” Courtesy Filmperspektive

Femme fatale: Literary allusions in the Haysom homicides

The tale of UVA students Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, who were convicted in the 1985 double murders of Haysom’s parents, has long riveted central Virginia, and a new documentary reveals how the two saw themselves as tragic characters out of Shakespeare and Dickens. Initially Soering confessed to the murders, he says, to protect his […]

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