All the World’s now at an outdoor stage

BookMarks sculpture at Riverside Theatre Festival Stage

BookMarks sculpture at Riverside Theatre Festival Stage

The BookMarks statue “All the World’s a Stage” has moved again, to a theater, appropriately!

It’s now backstage at the Riverside Theatre Festival Stage in Iowa City’s Lower City Park, where Riverside Theatre in the Park offers outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays in June and July. I’m told this will be a permanent home for the sculpture.

The plaque (shown below) states that it was donated by Gregory P. and Barbara Morse Black, in memory of Betty Campbell Morse. The statues were auctioned to benefit Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, and North Liberty Public Library.

This BookMark came up missing some of its parts (the added-on slumped acrylic) after its previous public installations. The flute-playing nymph has been removed from the top of the book, and two of the figures are missing hands they were using to gesture. I’d love to repair those in the future.

Plaque on All the World's a Stage sculpture

Plaque on All the World’s a Stage sculpture

Detail of All the World's a Stage

Detail of All the World’s a Stage, pre-display
(including hands)

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