By: Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern, 2015-2016
I’m not one to frequent dinner parties, seeing as my peers are assuredly drowning in some form of debt and being strangled by the long, drawn out sentences that fill the pages of their textbooks. However, if I were to be seated at any table of twelve, these Shakespearean dinner place cards would turn a regular dinner into a fancy party. No Pinterest expert I, but if it had existed when these cards came out, I’m sure they would have made their way to social media in a heartbeat.
These particular cards are antiques, but no one is stopping you from typing them out and printing them on fancy paper so you too can have an Elizabethan inspired night. Make your guests feel welcomed and appreciated with sentiments strung together from six of Shakespeare’s plays.
In 2015-2016, the world is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616. Joining the global effort, the Archives & Rare Books Library is featuring its modest Shakespeare holdings as well as documenting the history of Shakespeare productions in Cincinnati. To find out more about our holdings, email us at email@example.com, telephone us at 513.556.1959, or have a look at our Shakespeare web exhibit at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/exhibits/shakespeare400/.