And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors with an accompanying exhibition, Universal Like the Sun: a Shakespearean Ragbag Farmington, ME -Mar 15, 2018 The Shiretown Bookers, in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce their upcoming exhibition "And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors", running from April 9th through May 19th, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, the display illuminates the four bodily humors—blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm—which were understood by Shakespeare, and everyone in his world, to define people’s physical and mental health, and their personality. The NIH exhibition will explain the language of the four humors and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays. The exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library. To enlarge on the infinite variety of the Shakespeare theme, the Shiretown Bookers’ accompanying exhibition, “Universal Like the Sun: a Shakespearean Ragbag”, will feature members’ books and illustrations on a fascinating range of topics, from the Bard’s biography, geographical setting, and academic reputation, to staging, set design, costuming, and great performances. There will be an opening reception at the exhibition on April 8th, from 2:30-3:30 PM. The Shiretown Bookers are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the relationship of the university library with the community. The group produces exhibitions, lectures, and roundtables on books and collecting throughout the year. For information, or to join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.