Celebrating William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s First Folio
Celebrating William Shakespeare
Genius. There are many examples throughout human history, but today we celebrate one particularly brilliant one: William Shakespeare — writer, playwright, and one of the most eloquent voices of all time. Today, we celebrate his life and work.
A creative tour de force, Shakespeare officially wrote 38 plays in his 52 years, performing most of them at The Globe Theatre in London. Over the past four centuries, Shakespeare's poems, plays and other works have taken on a life of their own on stage, screen, and page. You can explore some of his works and those he has has inspired in the Shakespeare gallery of the Google Cultural Institute.
Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio. Wikipedia
Originally published: 1623
Author: William Shakespeare
Page count: 630
Genre: English Renaissance theatre
Cover artist: Martin Droeshout
Publishers: Edward Blount, William Shakespeare,William Jaggard
The British Library 和 Gilbert Akham。
William Shakespeare died #onthisday in 1616. Popularly known as Shakespeare’s First Folio, this book was put together after Shakespeare’s death by his friends and colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell. Without it, 18 of Shakespeare’s plays (including The Tempest and Macbeth) might never have survived.
On the title page you can see the famous portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout. Although the engraving was made after Shakespeare’s death, his friend Ben Jonson stated that it was a true likeness. http://bit.ly/26loTZg #Shakespeare400
This rare edition of the First Folio can also be seen in Shakespeare in Ten Acts: http://bit.ly/1prXseA