First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

April 11 – May 1, 2016


Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. This year, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the United States, and we have been selected for Mississippi. Join us in celebrating the greatest playwright of the English language with this exhibit from the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

First Folio Exhibition Open Hours

Complete Event Schedule

Download a PDF of the Schedule

First Folio for Parents & Kids                    First Folio for Teachers

First Folio Full Digital Version

Download Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems

Made possible in part by a major grant from the

and by the support of, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council and other generous donors