Stephen H. Grant - Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger ♦

Saturday, July 26, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

One of D.C.’s great cultural institutions, The Folger Shakespeare Library was the inspiration of a Brooklyn couple. Henry was a Standard Oil president and Emily held a master’s degree in Shakespeare studies. Smitten with the Bard, the pair began collecting books and manuscripts in 1885; universities vied for the collection, but the Folgers commissioned a building on Capitol Hill to make the trove available to everyone. (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Beer and wine will be available.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
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Non Fiction
Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781421411873
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - February 28th, 2014

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