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First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

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The Globe, in partnership with the San Diego Public Library, will be the California host for First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, a traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. Published in 1623, this famous volume is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s 36 plays, half of which would have been lost if not for its publication. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio across the nation, visiting one location in each of the 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The volume will be on view in the Art Gallery at the San Diego Central Library at Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. During the entire month, the Globe, the Library, and their project partners—UC San Diego, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, KPBS Public Broadcasting, and the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture—will offer numerous public programs for adults and families before, during, and after the tour visits San Diego.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 Special Post Show Reception on the Old Globe’s Copley Plaza, 8:00-10:00 pm

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