Shakespeare’s First Folio

Not Just the Tudors

Shakespeare’s First Folio

Four hundred years ago in 1623, the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays was printed. Known as the First Folio, the book was integral to establishing Shakespeare’s posthumous reputation just seven years after his death.

In the first of four special episodes of Not Just the Tudors celebrating this anniversary, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Emma Smith about the story behind Shakespeare’s First Folio, how it collected together and preserved his works as we know them today, and its lasting legacy. 

This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.

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