KSU to host touring exhibit of early Shakespeare folio

Kansas State University (KSN Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan.

Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016.

The folio was assembled by two of Shakespeare’s actors in 1623 and is an original printing of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Included are plays such as “Macbeth,” ”Julius Caesar” and “The Tempest.”

Of 800 copies made originally it’s estimated between 200 and 300 remain. The exhibition will tour all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island.

The university reports that planning is beginning this spring on a monthlong program of events. The tour is organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association.

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