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SHAKESPEARE TAKES CENTER STAGE THIS SUMMER IN SAN DIEGO

The Old Globe and San Diego Public Library Co-Host Shakespeare’s
First Folio Exhibition in Honor of the
400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

Exhibit at San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
June 4 through July 7; Free public performances, film screenings,
discussions, and education programs planned starting in March

Tickets to the Exhibition and Signature Events
available beginning April 23 at 12 noon to coincide with Shakespeare’s birthday

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Produced in association with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library offers a rare glimpse of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most significant books, as it visits all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The treasured volume will be on display free-of-charge to the public at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common from June 4 through July 7, 2016.

In addition, The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library—in partnership with the University of California San Diego, the University of San Diego, San Diego State University, the San Diego Public Library Foundation, and media partner KPBS—have announced a spring and summer schedule of free Shakespeare-related programs for children, adults, and families. See tabs above for event details.