The National Library has partnered with Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford to present Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio. This literary exhibition will showcase William Shakespeare’s First Folio for the first time in Singapore.
The First Folio is the first printed anthology of Shakespeare’s works published in 1623 and is considered a rare literary artefact with only 230 surviving copies today. It contains 36 of his plays, many of which had not been printed before this publication.
Visitors will be able to browse through this 950-page folio digitally while also learning more about Shakespeare’s life and times. At the same time, the exhibition will also look at selected theatre adaptations of Shakespeare’s works in Singapore and Asia and their significance on literature and other art forms across the world.