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2016 ➤ Shakespeare announces tour dates for US comeback

William Shakespeare, First Folio, US tour, Folger

400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death: the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, owns 82 copies of his First Folio! (Photo: Folger)

➢ 400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s First Folio goes on tour, NPR reports:
One of the world’s most precious volumes starts a tour on Monday, in Norman, Okla. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is sending out William Shakespeare’s First Folio to all 50 states to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. Published seven years after he died, the First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare’s plays. Of approximately 750 copies of the First Folio that were printed, 233 survive. The Folger has 82 of them — the largest collection in the world. . . / Continued at NPR online

“The Folger has 82 First Folios” !!!

➢ Dates for the year-long touring exhibit of the First Folio from coast to coast