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First Folio Day

Performances and display

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1623 publication of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies--the First Folio--in the Kislak Center with performances by Penn students and a display of materials from the Furness Shakespeare collection.

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April 23, 2023, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Class of 78 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
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Open to the Public
William Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories, Tragedies (1623), engraving

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1623 publication of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, better known as the First Folio, on Shakespeare’s 459th birthday. Penn students will perform short excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays and the first four Folios will be on display in the historic Henry Charles Lea Library. Birthday cake for all will complete the celebration.

 

Featured image: Title page engraving from Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [“First Folio”] (London, 1623), Horace Howard Furness Memorial Collection.