Following the First Folio tour to Maryland, Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee

The First Folio tour is coming to an end! These are the last tour stops where the First Folio will be on display, after which the books will be returning home to the Folger Shakespeare Library, where they will join the First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour exhibition. This exhibition, which features the most First Folios ever displayed in one place, opened Saturday and goes through Jan 22, 2017.

Learn more about the national tour: First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Here’s where you can see the First Folios on display in November and December:

  • 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 10 – Dec 4:  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

We’ve gathered some social media highlights from each tour stop:

Annapolis, MD

Madison, WI

Atlanta, GA

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Emory's own Lady Doubler and her mother contemplating couplets found in a famous first folio … The first printed collection of Shakespeare's work (circa 1623), that is, of which only 235 copies survive today. The original printing was compiled by several of the bard's friends six years after his death and this particular copy is in remarkably good shape, despite being a well-traveled 400-year-old book. The last time a copy of this rare tome went to auction it fetched $2.75 million U.S. dollars, a testament to the historical significance that this humble stack of bound paper still holds for the world four centuries later. #shakespeare #emory #atl #rare #book #firstfolio #publishing #history @katedoubler

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Elizabethtown, PA

Louisville, KY

Nashville, TN



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