PUBLIC TALK: The many lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays
|The many lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays
A public lecture by Pip Willcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio arrived at the Bodleian Library in 1623. Why and when did it leave? What chance brought it back in 1905? What had happened to it in the meantime? This lecture will tell its curious stories, from its arrival in Oxford, through its two public campaigns (1905 and 2012), conservation and digitization, and current serial publication in searchable text form, to the apple pip languishing in the pages of Henry VI Part 2.
The remarkable story of perhaps the most-read copy of one of the world’s most iconic books is a window on literary, social, and physical book history.
Cost: Free, but RSVP required to: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/willcox
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