NOTE: Bard to be at UNLV.
"It's extraordinary to see it," said Barry Edelstein, the artistic director for Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the manuscript's one California stop. "It is a book that has changed the course of human history. It’s one of the foundations of human civilization. And there’s something really magical about being in front of it."
A Reno date with the Bard’s manuscript hasn’t been set.
In partnership with the American Library Association, the Folger looked for applicants who could provide creative public programs, support from local scholars and community organizations, and appropriate security. (When a First Folio comes up for auction, which rarely happens, it sells for more than $5 million.) All in all, the Folger’s First Folios will stop at 23 museums, 20 universities, five public libraries, three historical societies and one theater.
Old Globe Theater
“First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" will make a stop in Reno. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington has selected Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, as one site in a national tour that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, reports the Washington Post.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.