Shakespeare at Emory

Emory has been selected as the host site for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and theAmerican Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all fifty states,including Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.  

The First Folio, on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum from November 5 through December 11, is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death. It contains significant plays that would have otherwise been lost, including Macbeth, Julius CaesarTwelfth NightThe TempestAntony and CleopatraThe Comedy of Errors, and As You Like It.

Emory is planning numerous programs for the public and families around the First Folioexhibition, including an opening lecture by Oxford University Professor, Dr. Tiffany Stern, and Dispatched in Post: The Bard on Cards, an exhibition at the Robert W. Woodruff Library showcasing Emory English Professor, Dr. Harry Rusche’s, extensive collection of postcards depicting iconic Shakespearean characters and scenes.

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Past Collaborations

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