Individual printed books. They are preserved here, in the first printed edition of the collected works, published after Shakespeare’s death. This Treasure isn’t currently on display in the Weston Library. The showcase, entitled 'Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio', gives residents and visitors of Singapore a chance to see a copy of the work for the first time. A Gutenberg Bible, c. 1455, one of only 21 surviving complete copies. Thanks to the generosity of the public, the successful funding campaign Sprint for Shakespeare led to the conservation, digital imaging, and online publication of images of the Bodleian copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays (http://shakespeare.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/). | The display helps visitors learn more about Shakespeare’s life and times as well as the significance of the First Folio as a literary artefact, without which many important works such as Macbeth, and Julius Caesar may have been lost … Some 235 copies are known to survive, and new ones continue to come to light to this day. Read a blog post about how Shakespeare and his actors would have spoken. The Bodleian First Folio includes Shakespeare's original comedies, histories and tragedies as they appear in the 1623 artifact in the Bodleian Library's holdings at Oxford University. The display is open to the public until 23 April 2017 in the National Library Building, and also forms a part of this year's University of Oxford's Alumni Weekend in Asia, which takes place 24-26 March 2017. The First Folio is the first printed anthology consisting of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a Folio … Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. The digital facsimile and the text are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. G c.7, Title: It is considered one of the most influential books ever published. The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio from Bodleian Library Publishing. An anonymous American collector (now known to be Henry Folger) was prepared to pay £3,000 for the book, an unheard-of sum, and it was only through an urgent public appeal that the Bodleian succeeded in matching the offer. The library ‘appears to have sold it at some point in the late 1660s, perhaps having replaced it with the new, improved, edition, the Third Folio, … Welcome to the digital facsimile of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays, Arch. (Also listen to the Folger's Shakespeare Unlimited interview with Smith about this book.) The volume left the library in the 1660s and was returned after the exceptional response to a public … It was printed 7 years after his death in 1623. The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio. READ How to talk like Shakespeare. Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book. When, however, it resurfaced in 1905, the Library made an enormous effort to reacquire it. The fact that the First Folio was bound with a different and more expensive darker brown calfskin leather than other books bound by Wildgoose tends to suggest a deal was done with the Bassano family for binding their family book of remedies in exchange for the supply of fine dark brown chocolate calfskin. Looks really great on Kindle Fire, tablet, android, iPad, phone, etc. A Gutenberg Bible, c. 1455, one of only 21 surviving complete copies. Some 235 copies are known to survive, and new ones continue to come to light to this day. If you want one-stop-shopping for all four Folios, use Miami’s. This copy of the First Folio is owned by the Bodleian Library. The First Folio was the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Without this book, the famous ‘First Folio’, eighteen of Shakespeare’s plays – including Julius Caesar and Macbeth – would probably be lost to us. 24 First Folios, organized alphabetically by holding institution (updated November 3, 2020) poet.a.1), the longest and most important surviving manuscript written in Middle English. Page 1 Leather Cover of the Bodleian First Folio Dr Peter D Matthews damaged. It was … Looks great on Kindle Fire and Tablet. The First Folio was the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. While our friends at the Folger Shakespeare Library are planning their nationwide First Folio tour, the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays (Arch. This eBook contains high-resolution photographic images from the Bodleian First Folio. Welcome to the Bodleian First Folio website, where you can view the digital facsimile online, and find out more about this treasured book, Shakespeare, his plays, and how we conserve, curate and digitize books. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2015. 4 Twelfth Night, act 2, scene 5, from the Bodleian First Folio. The First Folio. (23 March 2017) The Bodleian Libraries have collaborated with the National Library of Singapore to display a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Singapore. The display is open to the public until 23 April 2017 in the National Library Building, and also forms a part of this year’s University of Oxford’s Alumni Weekend in Asia, which takes place 24-26 March 2017. Some 235 copies are known to survive, and new ones continue to come to light to this day. Smith, Emma. "The Folgers Shakespeare Library, to celebrate 400 years since his death in 1616, is sending the First Folio to all 50 states and we've been selected as the host site for Alaska." The book is far from rare. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2015. The library ‘appears to have sold it at some point in the late 1660s, perhaps having replaced it with the new, improved, edition, the Third Folio, … About half of Shakespeare's plays had never previously appeared in print, including As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest, and many more. Smith, Emma. The showcase, entitled 'Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio', gives residents and visitors of Singapore a chance to see a copy of the work for the first time. The First Folio is the first printed anthology consisting of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a Folio in 1623. // -->. Emma Smith reveals how Oxford University mobilised Alumni support to bring Shakespeare's First Folio back to the Bodleian library over 200 years after it was lost. It was added to the chained folio-sized books in Duke Humfrey’s Library, where it was openly accessible to readers. They are preserved here, in the first printed edition of the collected works, published after Shakespeare’s death. Privacy Policy tl;dr Your first stop for an easy-to-use digitized First Folio should be the Bodleian’s copy: it’s good for general use and good for textual scholars. The Bodleian Shakespeare: A treasure lost... and regained From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. These have not always been in the Library, though; hear about the tangled history of the ‘Bodleian’ copy from Emma Smith, here. Smith, Steven Escar. The Bodleian First Folio is a rarity for not having been re-bound since it was first donated to the library in 1623. Happy birthday to Shakespeare, 451 today! The display helps visitors learn more about Shakespeare’s life and times as well as the significance of the First Folio as a literary artefact, without which many important works such as Macbeth , and Julius Caesar may have been lost to us today. Master William Shakespeare’s Comedie. 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