Sunday, June 26, 2016

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Tour in San Diego

My kids love the San Diego Central Library. Each time we go, my boys insist on going up to the top floor to enjoy the views.



This time, on the top floor, we bumped into the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library.


The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The exhibit is on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 

There are costumes, manuscripts, and other items on display. Although my kids have not read Shakespeare, there was a presentation of Romeo and Juliet at their school this past year so they somewhat knew about William Shakespeare.







First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library will be on exhibit at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common in the Art Gallery on the 9th floor, from June 4 through July 7. The exhibit will be open: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public, but due to its popularity tickets are highly recommended. Timed admission runs every 30 minutes, and a limited number of drop-in tickets will be available at the Central Library each day. 

Visit http://www.firstfoliosandiego2016.org/pages/exhibition.html to plan your visit to First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Tour

2 comments:

  1. I need to take the kids, or at least my daughter to the new library. It looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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