First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare – Maryland

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First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare was a touring exhibition from the Folger Shakespeare Library that visited one location in all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC in 2016 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.


This article provides highlights from the exhibition’s visit to Maryland


Exhibition Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Exhibition Venue: St. John’s College

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2016 – December 4, 2016


Partner Organizations:

  • Annapolis Shakespeare Company
  • Maryland Humanities


Event List:

  • November 4, 2016 – Songs of Shakespeare by Folger Consort
  • November 6, 2016 – Mitchell Gallery Opening Reception
  • November 6, 2016 – Staging Shakespeare’s Most Challenging Works: The Issue of Social and Political Correctness
  • November 6, 2016 – Leadership Mitchell Gallery Members Wine and Cheese Reception
  • November 11, 2016 – Lecture: On Macbeth, by Jan Blits
  • November 12, 2016 – Shakespeare for Our Time: Discovering Shakespeare’s Plays
  • November 16, 2016 – Art Express Lunchtime Tour
  • November 18, 2016 – Performance: As You Like It, by The King William Players
  • November 19, 2016 – Performance: As You Like It, by The King William Players
  • November 19, 2016 – Discovering Shakespeare: Creative Routes into the World of Shakespeare’s Plays
  • November 29, 2016 – Tuesday Try-It: Book Making Workshop
  • December 1, 2016 – Book Club: The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio
  • December 2, 2016 – Lecture: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, by Michael Grenke
  • December 3, 2016 – Playing Shakespeare: Fun for the Entire Family


Click here to learn about the First Folio that visited Maryland.