Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Unveiling Shakespeare Garden at UIS

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, a brand new garden will be unveiled on the University of Illinois Springfield campus Thursday around 1:30 p.m.

The themed garden will feature plants often mentioned in William Shakespeare’s work.

The Shakespeare Garden,was made possible by an award from the University of Illinois’ Chester Fund, and will include signs near each plant with the relevant quotes and references to the certain plays or poems where the plant or flower was used as a metaphor.

The centerpiece of the Garden is a life-sized bronze sculpture of the Bard himself, titled “Shakespeare,” by renowned sculptor Gary Lee Price.

Its location will be in between Brooken's Library and the UIS Police Station.

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