First Folio Now On Display At Parthenon In Nashville

Containing 36 of his Plays, and published in 1623, The First Folio is the original collected edition of William Shakespeare’s Plays.  Several of them were not published during his lifetime.

Included in this rare book are the Plays Julius Caesar, The Tempest, The Comedy Of Errors, MacBeth, Twelfth Night, Anthony And Cleopatra, and As You Like It.  Plays the world would never have had if First Folio had not been published seven years after Shakespeare’s death.

Now on display through January 8, 2017 at the Parthenon is the exhibit First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.  This book is on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Along with this rare book, is a multi-paneled exhibit that explores the significance of Shakespeare and interactive activities.

Lectures, puppet shows, and family programs will be featured, and First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the Nashville Library, and the Parthenon.

Other displays permanently displayed at the Parthenon include a full-scale replica of Athena, 63 19th and 20th Century paintings by famous American Artists, and several galleries for a wide variety of exhibits.

Built in 1897, the full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Ancient Athens is the centerpiece of Centennial Park.

Contact the Parthenon at:

2500 West End Avenue

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***Brett Matthew West is a Nashvillian and a long time Freelance Writer.  His myriad of feature articles have been published in a vast array of newspapers and magazines around the United States.  He also possesses an extensive online presence for his Short Stories.***


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