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Shakespeare In Print – The First Folio Showcase


Wed Apr 19 2017, 10:00am–9:00pm
Thu Apr 20 2017, 10:00am–9:00pm
Fri Apr 21 2017, 10:00am–9:00pm
Sat Apr 22 2017, 10:00am–9:00pm
Sun Apr 23 2017, 10:00am–9:00pm

Where: National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: natashabmt

The National Library has partnered with the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, to showcase Shakespeare’s First Folio for the first time in Singapore.

The exhibition is titled “Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio”. The First Folio is the first printed anthology of 36 of William Shakespeare’s plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a folio in 1623.

Through this exhibit, visitors can learn more about Shakespeare’s works, life and times, and the significance of the First Folio as a rare literary artefact, without which many important works such as Macbeth and Julius Caesar may have been lost to us today. The showcase will also highlight selected theatre adaptations of Shakespeare’s works in Singapore and Asia, as well as their significance and influence on literature and other art forms across the world.

There will be a full digital version of the First Folio available for browsing through the 950 folio pages. Alongside this exhibition, Jurong Regional Library, Marine Parade Public Library and Library@Esplanade will host “#Shakespeare”, a display that turns stories from Shakespeare's plays into tweets by key characters from plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hamlet.