Friday, 17 August 2012

The world of Shakespeare

Not that most New Zealanders will be able to go ... but it's still interesting to know that the British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Find out more.

Back here in New Zealand, the Sir George Grey Special Collections at the Central City Library branch holds all four folios of William Shakespeare. The first folio was purchased by Sir George Grey from the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch at the request of Auckland Public Library. It is one of three copies in the Southern Hemisphere out of a known 228 which survive. The second and fourth folios were also donated by Grey, the third by the Lush family.

Ref: 7-C1936, Sir George Grey Special Collections



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