Jason Kelly '95 | July 29, 2017
Like the archival riches he described, Nick Walton of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust overflowed with knowledge of William Shakespeare’s plays and the vast diversity of their productions over the centuries.
In protected subterranean vaults beneath the room where the Robinson Shakespeare Company actors were sitting, Walton told them, was one of the world’s greatest Shakespeare collections. More than 50,000 books. Plus theater programs, photographs and recordings that form a sweeping testament to Shakespeare’s enduring legacy and perpetual relevance.
“It’s an amazing treasure trove that we’ve got,” he said, and some of it would be retrieved just for the Robinson players to look at during their visit Friday morning.