Fondation Bodmer: “Mask and Theatre”, temporary exhibition

Fondation Martin Bodmer

Exhibition Masks and Theatre until August 8 2021

Masks and Theatre marks the first time that the Martin Bodmer Foundation has devoted an entire exhibition just to theatre!

The exhibition is a scintillating marriage of texts- the treasures of the exceptional Theatrical Works of the World Fund (papyruses, parchments, incunables, rare and prestigious print editions, and original handwritten manuscripts)- on the one hand, and on the other, a corresponding collection of masks- a selection of those produced by Werner Strub (1935-2012) throughout his career.

The permanent exhibition recounts the history of civilization in a journey through time covering 5000 years since invention of writing, which offer a contrast with the 170-million-year-old fossils displayed at the museum’s entrance. Discover treasures such as the sacred Egyptian papyri, the Gutenberg Bible, the “Dantean corpus”, a remarkable series of incunabula, the Shakespearian collection, the manuscripts of the greatest writers …

Discover for example:
the 2nd edition of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
the original edition of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoë of York, Daniel Defoe
Gulliver’s travels, J. Swift
Winnie-The-Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne

More information here!

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