Perhaps the exhibition did not need to bring Shakespeare's characters to life. Because, despite the passing of four centuries, this year's plethora of Shakespearean tributes shows us that his characters are alive and well in popular culture. But Shakespeare's Characters: Playing the Part offers one of the most convincing answers to why and how these compelling figures continue to speak to us.
Toledo Museum of Art
September 2, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Gallery 6, free admission
Blog post and exhibition photos © Amanda Sarasien