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Shakespeare's First Folio Travels - Trailer

First Folio

The Book that gave us Shakespeare

Assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death, the First Folio includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest, and more could have been lost.

In 2016, the Folger Shakespeare Library brought the First Folio to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare exhibition, which also included panels and digital content, featured First Folios from the Folger, whose collection of 82 First Folios is by far the largest in the world.