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Enjoy an image gallery of selected items in the exhibition, from Alexander Pope's 1725 "corrected" edition of Shakespeare to R&J: the text msg edition, book artist John Hastings' 2008 take on Romeo and Juliet.
"Shakespeare by the Book" was produced by the Harrison-Small Research Center, University of Virginia Library. Unless otherwise indicated, items on display are from the holdings of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. From October 1-26, 2016, some items in this exhibition will be relocated to the First Floor Gallery to make room for the visiting Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare. These items will be returned to the gallery upon the Folio's departure.
Special thanks to Ralph Cohen, Victor Luftig, Katharine Maus, and David Vander Meulen, who spearheaded the UVA English Department's successful grant application to the American Library Association to bring a visiting First Folio to UVA.
First Folio Tour Stop
Dates: Oct 1st – 26th, 2016
The UVA Library will be hosting the Folger Shakespeare Library's First Folio tour. First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national traveling exhibition to commemorate the 400th anniversary in 2016 of Shakespeare's death. The First Folio contains 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were never printed before.