The Shakespeare FIRST Folio is a gift to our world.
This is your invitation to join me at the Vancouver Art Gallery to view The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO.
The First Folio was printed in 1623. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies arranged Shakespeare plays into the categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies for the first time. There were 36 plays included in this published collection of Shakespeare’s plays, produced seven years after his death. The title page of the First Folio includes an original portrait of Shakespeare, engraved by the artist Martin Droeshout.
Without the First Folio, it is highly likely that the following well-known and beloved plays would have been lost to the world.
All’s Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Henry VI, Part 1, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Winter’s Tale.