First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare – Pennsylvania

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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 Pennsylvania.


Exhibition Location: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Venue: Elizabethtown College

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2016 – December 5, 2016


Partner Organizations:

  • Office of International Student Services (Elizabethtown College)
  • Elizabethtown College Education Department
  • Elizabethtown Public Library
  • English Speaking Union – PA
  • Bowers Writers House (Elizabethtown College)
  • Elizabethtown College Theatre Department
  • Elizabethtown College Art Department (side art exhibits)
  • Elizabethtown College Communications Department (side art exhibit)
  • Folger Theatre/Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Folklore Coffee Company
  • Black Gryphon Restaurant
  • Elizabethtown College Alumni Relations
  • Elizabethtown College Music Department
  • Elizabethtown College English Department


Event List:

  • October 13, 2016 – Film screening, Omkara (directed by Vishal Bhardwaj)
  • November 5, 2016 – A Family Fun Shakespear-ience (children’s program/Elizabethtown Public Library)
  • November 9, 2016 – First Folio Kickoff Event
  • November 11, 2016 – All-Day Teaching Workshop
  • November 11, 2016 - Lecture with Dr. Lewis Walker, Shakespeare & Chivalry
  • November 11, 2016 - Performance: If Music Be the Food Of Love
  • November 12, 2016 – A Family Fun Shakespear-ience
  • November 12, 2016 - Lecture with Dr. Lewis Walker, To Be or Not To Be: Hamlet and the First Folio
  • November 13, 2016 – Film screening, Twelfth Night (directed by Trevor Nunn)
  • November 13, 2016 – Performance, Gravedigger’s Tale by Folger Theatre
  • November 13, 2016 – Acting Workshop with Louis Butelli
  • November 16 , 2016 –Afternoon Teacher Workshop with Dr. Louis Martin
  • November 16, 2016 - Film screening, Throne of Blood (directed by Akira Kurosawa)
  • November 18 , 2016 – Pop-Up Shakespeare performance at Folklore Coffee & Company
  • November 19, 2016 – Pop-Up Shakespeare performances at Black Gryphon Restaurant and Elizabethtown Public Library
  • November 20, 2016 – Pop-Up Shakespeare performance at Elizabethtown College
  • November 30, 2016 – First Folio! Alumni Night
  • December 3, 2016 – Speak the Speech: An E-town Faculty Shakespeare Reading
  • December 4, 2016 – Film screening, Coriolanus (directed by Ralph Fiennes)


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