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Shakespeare’s First Folio - talk & viewing

Seminar Room, Winchester College New Hall, College Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NG

This is an extraordinary opportunity - Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster of Winchester College is hosting a talk on Shakespeare's First Folio, part of the talk with include the first ever public viewing of the College's Folio. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Shakespeare’s First Folio gathered nearly all of William Shakespeare’s plays together for the first time, and every copy is unique. They were collated and published in 1623, seven years after his death.

It is estimated that around 750 First Folios were printed, of which 233 are currently known to survive worldwide. This is the first time this copy has been made available for public viewing. Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster, will be explaining how the book was produced and what makes this copy distinctive.

Shakespeare wrote around 37 plays, 36 of which are contained in the First Folio. Without the Folio, 18 of Shakespeare’s plays, including Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Julius Caesar and The Tempest, might never have survived.

●  Thursday 13 September: 1900-2000

Booking Details:
The deadline for bookings will be 48 hours before the event is scheduled to take place.

Access Information: Wheelchair access and public toilets are available.

Additional Information:
Max 60 people per tour/session. The talk, including public viewing, will last 1 hour. As a working school, please note that parking will not be available during Heritage Open Days. There are a number of public carparks in the city centre within walking distance from the College.

Please arrive at New Hall via College Walk. The talk is taking place in the Seminar Room at New Hall.