"HE WAS NOT OF AN AGE, BUT FOR ALL TIME" – Ben Jonson
This summer, the New-York Historical Society joins forces with two of the city’s leading cultural institutions, the 92nd Street Y and The Public Theater, to share Shakespeare’s First Folio of published work with all of New York.
As part of a worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is launching a nation-wide tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, published in 1623. New-York Historical, together with the 92nd Street Y and The Public, is proud to help present this pivotal and incredibly rare book.
Containing the first published scripts of 36 of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—including Hamlet, Macbeth and As You Like It—the First Folio will be on display at the New-York Historical Society for 6 weeks, beginning June 7. To celebrate this magnificent book and the playwright who changed the world, the 92nd Street Y and New-York Historical will produce a series of events and conversations about the work and world of William Shakespeare. And the celebration continues in Central Park for one of New York’s most beloved summer traditions, The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, under the stars at the Delacorte Theater.