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The First Folio has left Idaho…

Thank You all for a fantastic month of Folio Fun!

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Fare Thee Well First Folio

 

Boise State University is honored to host First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The exhibit features an original First Folio – the first published collection of Shakespeare’s plays – printed in London in 1623.

This is the first time in history a First Folio will visit Idaho! The exhibit runs from August 20-September 21, 2016 in the Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery in the Yanke Family Research Park.

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.

For more information or to sign up for the mailing list contact: firstfolio@boisestate.edu
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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 support of Google.org , Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.