Thanks to the generosity of the public, the successful funding campaign Sprint for Shakespeare led to the conservation, digital imaging, and online publication of images of the Bodleian copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays (http://shakespeare.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/). In the 1660s it left the Library and was lost from view until 1905, when an undergraduate from Magdalen College brought a tattered copy of an early Shakespeare Folio into the Library for advice on its binding. "The First Folio is the first compilation of Shakespeare's collected works. : containing a census of extant copies with some account of their history and condition The Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. In the winter of 1623, a copy of Shakespeare’s newly printed First Folio arrived at the Bodleian Library from London. tl;dr Your first stop for an easy-to-use digitized First Folio should be the Bodleian’s copy: it’s good for general use and good for textual scholars. The book is far from rare. Individual printed books. Opera It was … (Preserving plays). A full Tables of Contents links to each scene. This second phase of the Bodleian First Folio project has been made possible by a lead gift from Dr Geoffrey Eibl-Kaye and generous support … The Bodleian Shakespeare: A treasure lost... and regained From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. The Bodleian First Folio includes Shakespeare's original comedies, histories and tragedies as they appear in the 1623 artifact in the Bodleian Library's holdings at Oxford University. The First Folio is the first printed anthology consisting of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a Folio … This is the copy of the First Folio that was acquired by the Bodleian soon after publication, in accordance with the agreement with the Stationers’ Company. // -->. The first collected edition of any English playwright, the Folio prints a total of 36 plays, … The Bodleian's First Folio is unique in not having been rebound or restored in almost four centuries since it was first received by the library late in 1623. Some 235 copies are known to survive, and new ones continue to come to light to this day. The First Folio is the first printed anthology consisting of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a Folio in 1623. The First Folio. The Bodleian’s First Folio has an unusual history: it was acquired by the Bodleian when it was printed in 1623, then sold off a few decades later, then rediscovered and repurchased for the Bodleian through a crowdfunding campaign in the early 1900s. The Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. G c.7, Title: Some years later the First Folio left the Bodleian – perhaps it was deemed superfluous after the acquisition of a Third Folio in 1664, and disposed of. The Bodleian Libraries are very grateful for this additional support, which brings new features to the digitized First Folio, enabling more efficient and intuitive use for all with an interest in Shakespeare, early modern drama, theatre and book history. Looks great on Kindle Fire and Tablet. They are preserved here, in the first printed edition of the collected works, published after Shakespeare’s death. An anonymous American collector (now known to be Henry Folger) was prepared to pay £3,000 for the book, an unheard-of sum, and it was only through an urgent public appeal that the Bodleian succeeded in matching the offer. A supplement to the reproduction in facsimile of the first folio edition (1623) from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. This second phase of the Bodleian First Folio project has been made possible by a lead gift from Dr Geoffrey Eibl-Kaye and generous support … Smith, Emma. "The Folgers Shakespeare Library, to celebrate 400 years since his death in 1616, is sending the First Folio to all 50 states and we've been selected as the host site for Alaska." | The volume left the library in the 1660s and was returned after the exceptional response to a public … Looks really great on Kindle Fire, tablet, android, iPad, phone, etc. Read the catalogue record To share your thoughts and ideas about this digital facsimile, or to write a guest blog post, get in touch with us: shakespeare@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. While our friends at the Folger Shakespeare Library are planning their nationwide First Folio tour, the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays (Arch. If you want one-stop-shopping for all four Folios, use Miami’s. First Folio home page document.write("URL: "+location.href) About half of Shakespeare's plays had never previously appeared in print, including As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest, and many more.