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Based on Henry James’ novel of the same name, The Turn of the Screw is a classic ghost story that touches on contemporary issues, including the loss of innocence amidst situations of anarchy. When premiered in 1954, the work’s disturbing nature was a novelty in the opera world, and it continues to be one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in English.
Join the Rare Book & Manuscript Library for a virtual birthday celebration honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. You'll learn about the writings and impact of our former Illinois Poet Laureate through readings of her work and performances in her honor.
RBML marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the Kelmscott Press’s "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer", a landmark volume in the history of fine printing. Tune in for a short video hosted by curators, and enjoy downloadable coloring pages of selected images from the volume!