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First Folio Tour Cities Announced

Folger Theatre Folger Shakespeare Library logoThe Folger is sending one of the world's most famous books on tour next year.

The first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, known as the First Folio, was published in 1623, and the Folger is sending one from its collection of 82 copies (the world's largest collection of First Folios) to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

The tour, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, has been designed in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association.

More details about the tour are yet to come, but the cities have been announced and are as follows:

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of Vinton and Sigrid Cerf and the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

March 12, 2015

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