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First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

When: May 7-30 2016

+ STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 7

SHAKESPEARE: FIRST FOLIO

In May at the museum of history, a key tome of Shakespeare is on display. It was published in 1623, and it includes the Bard's most famous play, Macbeth, as well as thirty-five more scripts that might have been lost to the sands of time had two of Shakesy's pals not had the wit to bind them in a book, far past his prime. Alas, when the First Folio hit the stalls, he'd been interred seven years ere the date, and didn't get to reap any windfalls (but publishers to this day still do great). See this, a rare, real-deal Shakespeare copy, on tour thanks to the Folger Library. —Brian Howe

N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY, RALEIGH 9 a.m.–5 p.m., free, www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

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