Shakespeare By The Book

Join us for an exciting day exploring Shakespeare and the First Folio.

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.” The tour brings the First Folio to all 50 states, and UVA has been selected as the Virginia venue. The celebrated 1623 First Folio was the initial collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, 18 of which had never before been printed.

Our day will include:

Guided Tour of the Exhibit
Faculty Experts: Katharine Maus and John Parker of the English Department
Hands-on printing press demonstration
Group Discussion and more!
Morning refreshments and lunch will be served!

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
160 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904