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