Gerald R. Sherratt Library

Theatres, Actors, Mining Camps, and Adventure

A Walk-Through Exhibit
This fascinating exhibit highlights William Shakespeare's surprising
popularity in the American West from 1850 to 1870.
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Special Collections Room
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July - October 2016

Exhibit funded by Utah Humanities.

Lecture Series

This series of lectures features Shakespeare, theatre, and history scholars presenting their thoughts on Shakespeare and theatre in the early American West.

"Shakespeare Stories in Montana: Mountain Men to Miners"
Gretchen Minton
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Special Collections Room
July 15, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Gretchen E. Minton is a professor of English at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her work on Shakespeare focuses on both editorial theory and performance history, especially the intersections between them. She is preparing a book about Shakespeare in Montana, from the earliest explorers through the legacy of Shakespeare in the Parks.

"The Taming of the Comstock: Shakespeare, Archaeology, and the Audiences at Piper's Opera House"
Margo Memmott
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Special Collections Room
July 29, 5:30 p.m.
Margo Memmott is a cultural resources manager, studying archaeological remains throughout the Great Basin for nineteen years. She is a senior archaeologist at Broadbent & Associate, Inc., and is currently researching the archaeological remains beneath the streets of Virginia City and Gold Hill.

"Shakespeare on America's Western Frontier 1850-1870: Actors, Adventures and the Dramatic Arts"
Matt Nickerson
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Special Collections Room
August 8, 5:30 p.m.
Matthew Nickerson is the associate dean of library services at Southern Utah University. He has earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, a master's degree in information science and a master of fine arts degree in acting performance. Current research interests include twenty-first century pedagogy, outdoor experiential learning, and Victorian book design.

"From the Sacramento Valley to Ford's Theater: The Booth Brothers, the Gold Rush and the Making of an American Tragedy"
Nora Titone
Sterling R. Church Auditorium, Sharwan Smith Center
August 9, 11:30 a.m.
Keynote speech at the Wooden O Symposium
Nora Titone is the author of the Civil War history My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth (Simon & Schuster, 2010). She is a dramaturge and historical researcher who has worked with a range of artists and scholars, including the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Titone studied American history at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Special Collections. at
435-586-7945 or for further information