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University Libraries Showcase Original Shakespeare Folios

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the CSUEB University Libraries are displaying two rare original copies of Shakespeare plays taken from the folio editions of his work issued shortly after his death. On display on the Upper Mall of the Hayward Campus Library are a copy of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, taken from the second folio of 1632 and a copy of Measure For Measure taken from the fourth folio of 1685.

We invite you to take this unique opportunity to view these rare, original 17th century editions of the work of William Shakespeare – the “Bard of Avon” and possibly the greatest writer in the English language – in their display case in the Library through the end of May 2016.

You can also view the complete LibGuide on this exhibit here.

Posted on 04.17.16

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