First Folio

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New Shakespeare Find Has Gender Switch

1623 first folio was forgotten in library for centuries

(Newser) - An incredibly rare copy of one of Shakespeare's first folios has been rediscovered after sitting forgotten in a French library for centuries—and experts say the find could reveal a lot more about the plays and the playwright. Only around 800 of the first edition of Shakespeare's plays... More »

Bard-Working Librarians Help Nab Book Thief

Shakespeare folio stolen in England surfaces in Washington

(Newser) - Quick-thinking librarians have helped recover a valuable book of Shakespeare's works stolen from a British university 10 years ago, the Washington Post reports. A man who arrived unannounced at Washington's Folger Shakespeare Library with a copy of the 1623 First Folio set off "alarm bells" with his tale of... More »

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