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Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

First folios of Shakespeare’s plays are among the world’s rarest books, intensely scrutinized by scholars for what their sometimes-minute variations — each copy is different — reveal about the playwright’s intentions. Now a previously unknown folio has surfaced at a small library in northern France, bringing the world’s known total of surviving first folios to 233. “This is […]

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Burial Record of William Shakespeare

Going digital: The Birth and Burial Records of William Shakespeare

In anticipation of the Bytes app —now appropriately named EYE Shakespeare’s— release I would like to share an extraordinary treasure featured in the app and held in the Trust’s archives: the baptismal and burial records of William Shakespeare.  Locked within our vaults, the parish register is truly one of the Trust’s most outstanding objects. This handwritten book records […]

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