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Fine and Rare II: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections



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Fine and Rare II: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections

2023 is the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio. Printed seven years after Shakespeare’s death in 1623, Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies was the earliest comprehensive gathering of Shakespeare’s plays in print. It established the version of Shakespeare that is read and performed today and remains an important cultural artifact — and CMU Libraries holds a copy, one of only 230 that survive. 

Join us for this special event in which Curator of Special Collections Sam Lemley explores the fascinating history of CMU's copy of the First Folio alongside Special Collections's copies of the second (1632), third (1663/4) and fourth (1685) Shakespeare folios. Learn about the Libraries' plans to celebrate the Folio's quatercentenary and discover the untold stories that each of the four Shakespeare folios conceal and contain.

This is a virtual event. Please register to attend. The event link will be included in the confirmation.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
4:00 pm EST


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