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New Cary exhibition & lecture: Shakespeare in Fine Press

Exhibition August 29 to December 16, 2016

Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary. These books demonstrate the creative ways that printers have moved Shakespeare's plays from the stage to the page, and how the act of printing becomes a performance unto itself.

 

Lecture “Collecting Shakespeare’s First Folio”
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Curator Steven Galbraith examines the production of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623 and how it grew to become one of the most valuable books in the world. Reception to follow.