Albertsons Library and the Arts and Humanities Institute present the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library from August 20-September 21, 2016 in the Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery in the Yanke Family Research Park.
How do we know Shakespeare’s plays? For many of them, the answer is one book: the 1623 First Folio. Without it, 18 plays, including Macbeth and The Tempest, could have been lost. In 2016, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare will bring the First Folio to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. Visitors to First Folio! will come face to face with the original 1623 book, displayed open to Hamlet’s speech in which he debates whether “to be or not to be.” The locations include 23 museums, 20 universities, six public libraries, and three historical societies.
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First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by the generous support of Google.org and Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.