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Printing the plays of Shakespeare and company in the 17th century

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 25 July 2023 01:00 PM to 25 July 2023 02:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Dr David McInnis, Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, The University of Melbourne
Event Organiser: Melbourne Athenaeum Library

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio of the Plays of William Shakespeare. This lecture will place this milestone of literary publishing in the broader context of similar folios containing the work of other writers. Dr McInnis is widely published on Shakespeare, is a Fellow of the British Royal Historical Society, and is Australia’s leading authority on the Bard. After the lecture, the audience will be invited to inspect a rare Second Folio of Shakespeare’s plays currently for sale at Kay Craddock’s antiquarian bookshop.

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