NPR's Paul Collins Discusses Shakespeare's First Folio: The Book of William at the Folger
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The last date listed for NPR's Paul Collins: The Book of William was Monday November 16, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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This was a great event. Mr. Collins read from his book while discussing how it came about and some of his adventures while writing it. He was very entertaining and really knew his stuff. Getting the opportunity to have him sign a copy of the book afterward and have a quick chat with him was an extra bonus. The setting of the stage at the Folger could not be beat. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for other such events in their lecture series.
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“(A) lively and entertaining history of one of the most important books in English literature.” —New York Times Book Review
NPR Weekend Edition resident literary detective Paul Collins reads from and discusses his new book, The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World. His book tells the story of Shakespeare’s First Folio—the first collected publication of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays—focusing on five copies and tracking them across centuries to their present-day homes in Asia, Europe, and one very familiar location, the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Collins is the author of Sixpence House, The Trouble with Tom, Not Even Wrong, and Banvard’s Folly. He is an assistant professor of English at Portland State University.