View Historical First Edition Books at the Stark Museum of Art
For over 400 years, plays by William Shakespeare have entertained and educated audiences. The First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays documents the importance of printed books in preserving and disseminating the creative process and the spoken word. Having the plays in written form meant they could be preserved for future generations to read, interpret and perform. The folio brought together versions of Shakespeare’s works that could have been lost otherwise. Collecting the volume provides a touchstone for research in literature and the creative arts.