“First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare,” a national exhibition and tour curated by the Folger Shakespeare Library, opened on January 6, at 4:16pm, at the Hesburgh Library. “First Folio” is a 50-state tour and exhibit of Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio, the first published collection of 36 of his plays and one of the world’s most treasured books.
Notre Dame marks the official first stop of the First Folio national tour and serves as the sole Indiana venue for the exhibition. The exhibition, which runs Jan. 6-29, will be housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections gallery of the Hesburgh Library.
The event was attended by University featured a number of RCLC participants, led by a stunning rendition of the Balcony Scene from Romeo & Juliet, performed by Tiana Mudzimurema and Paul Ferguson.
There was a tremendous amount of media coverage for the event, which is included below: