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First Folio Number 22: The Lord Vernon Copy

Folger Shakespeare Library, 12/7/2016
During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, First Folio number 22 (given the tour nickname "The Lord Vernon Copy" ) was displayed in Delaware, Maryland, and at the University of Virginia Library.

Shakespeare By the Book, and First Folio at UVA

WMRA, 10/18/2016
WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae interviews Molly Schwartzburg, curator with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, about the importance of the First Folio as the first large-format collection of Shakespeare’s plays and the earliest surviving documentation of many of his most famous plays.

Original Shakespeare Folio On Display at UVA

WVTF Public Radio, 10/6/2016
To honor UVA's exhibition of a First Folio on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, actors from UVA's drama department, and from the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, will perform Shakespeare in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library on Saturday, October 8.

'Irreplaceable' Shakespeare text finds a special place at UVa

Daily Progress, 10/1/2016
The First Folio blends with the Library's "Shakespeare by the Book" exhibit, showing that imprecise printing methods of the day means there can be no definitive version of Shakespeare; but the First Folio provides a standard that scholars continue to follow.

Get a rare glimpse of Shakespeare's First Folio

NewsLeader, 9/28/2016
The arrival of The First Folio, and the festivities surrounding its exhibition in the Harrison North Gallery of the UVA Special Collections Library, represents a collaboration between UVA faculty, Staunton's American Shakespeare Center, and the Library.

The Bard's Birthday Bash in Pictures

UVA Library News and Announcements, 4/26/2016
The Library Council celebrates Shakespeare's birthday with cake, lectures, living history, and a demonstration of the printer's art.

Shakespeare on the Ides of March

UVA Today, 3/14/2016
In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and in anticipation of the rare First Folio edition it will host in October, UVA’s Special Collections Library has created a new exhibit that looks at the strange and wonderful history of Shakespeare in print.

Open Now!: Shakespeare by the Book

Notes From Under Grounds, 2/25/2016
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library joins in marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with its own exhibition of rare Shakespeare material.