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First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Aug. 22-27
CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
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How do we know Shakespeare's plays? For many of them, the answer is one book: the 1623 First Folio. Without it, 18 plays, including Macbeth and The Tempest, could have been lost. In partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, The Folger Shakespeare Library's exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare will bring the First Folio to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library, whose collection of 82 First Folios is by far the largest in the world.
Visitors to First Folio! will come face to face with the original 1623 book, displayed open to Hamlet's speech in which he debates whether "to be or not to be."

On tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, at the CU Art Museum.

First Folio has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of Google.org, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact Jeremy Blair at jeremy.blair@colorado.edu.

Advance reservations close at 5 p.m. the day before.  To check availability for day-of visits, please call the CU Art Museum at 303.492.8300.
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CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder (View)
1085 18th Street
Boulder, CO 80309-0261
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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