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June 28, 2016

First Folio! The Book that gave us Shakespeare March 21 - April 17, 2016
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National Sponsors

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 400th anniversary in 2016 of Shakespeare’s death. It is produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, and other generous donors.

Local Sponsors

The Seattle Public Library’s exhibition of the First Folio is made possible by support from donors to The Seattle Public Library Foundation, PACCAR, a generous gift to the Foundation from Gary Kunis, and Union Bank. Promotional support is provided by The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation

PACCARGary KunisUnion Bank


Media Sponsors

The Seattle Times

City ArtsEncore




Share all of your comic, tragic and tragicomic Shakespeare adventures on social media using the hashtag #SHX400_SPL. Follow the Library for daily Shakespeare insults and more during the exhibit.