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Shakespeare's First Folio On Exhibit in Special Collections - September 1-29

By Su Kim Chung on July 11, 2016 6:01 PM | Permalink


Shakespeare's First Folio (image courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library)

In little over a month and a half, one of the Shakespeare First Folios will go on display in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections reading room as part of the national tour of First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.  Accompanying it will be a number of interesting panels that will put the Folio into historical context, and provide information on the Bard himself, as well as the many theatrical productions of his works that have taken place over the years.

We are very excited to be the Nevada stop on this national tour and have planned a variety of events to coincide with the exhibit. From scholarly lectures to theatrical performances, to teacher workshops and children's events, there will be something for everyone. All events are free and open to the public but visitors are strongly encouraged to register for all events and for viewing the Folio itself. In addition to its regular hours, Special Collections will also be open on the weekends from 11am-5pm to accommodate extra visitors.

For complete information on the Folio, the events, registration, and parking - please consult our First Folio LibGuide. Registration sign-ups for viewing the Folio opens on August 1. 

(top) Title page of the First Folio 

(bottom) First Folio open to Hamlet's Famous "To Be or Not to Be" speech

Both images courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. 

About the Tour:

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. First Folio! has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.