August 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Where's the First Folio Now?

first-1.jpgAll this year, Shakespeare's First Folio has been touring the U.S. Various venues--museums, universities, public libraries, historical societies, and even a theater--have pulled out all the stops to spotlight the celebrated collection of the Bard's plays published in 1623. Organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, this traveling exhibition has been quite the undertaking, all in an effort to spread the word about one of the world's most influential books and to allow more people to behold a treasure not often seen outside of the Folger's vault. As the Folger's registrar and exhibitions manager Sloane Whidden told us just prior to the launch of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, "A personal encounter with the First Folio is very meaningful."

If you're pining for your own personal encounter, here are the tour locations and dates still to come:

Through Aug 31:  University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
Through Sept 21: Boise State University, Boise, ID
Aug 29 - Sept 25: The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA
Aug 30 - Sept 25: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Sept 1 - 29: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Sept 2 - 25: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Sept 7 - 30: Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY
Oct 1 - 30: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Oct 1 - 26: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Oct 3 - 26: University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN
Oct 3 - 31: Drew University and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ
Oct 7 - 31: Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Oct 8 - 31: Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 1 - Dec 4: St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
Nov 3 - Dec 11: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Nov 5 - Dec 11: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Nov 8 - Dec 5: Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Nov 10 - Dec 10: Frazier History Museum, University of Louisville, and Louisville Free Public Library,  Louisville, KY
Nov 10 - Jan 8, 2017: The Parthenon, Nashville, TN
                                                                                                                                                      Image Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library.