Shakespeare’s First Folio: from London to Australia, and many points in between.

Join the Centre for Early Modern Studies, in partnership with the NLA, for a special lecture from visiting University of Oxford academic Professor Emma Smith, the world's leading Shakespeare scholar.

Shakespeare's First Folio is the world's most important secular book. This illustrated lecture explores its significance, from the collaboration between the theatre and print worlds which brought it into being, to the readers, collectors and actors who have used it over the last four centuries. Lots of people have left their mark on this book in ways which tell us about its importance at different times and different places, including, since 1885, Australia.

Entry is free but bookings are essential.

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