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Shakespeare's First Folio: A Literary Treasure for the Ages   

Shakespreare's First Folio was published in 1623, seven years after his death. Some of his friends were afraid his plays would be lost without this collection: 750 were printed, and about 220 still exist. Recently, one sold at auction for more than $2,000,000. Learn how the Folio came to be part of the UNL Special Collections and why this book has such an important place in English literature and history. We will also have an opportunity for an up close and personal look at the fully restored First Folio (complete with wine stains and notations in the margins), as well as a short performance of a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays by UNL students.


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