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Frazier Family Program: First Folio
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Light Refreshments: 9:30am-10:00am
As a thank you for your support, Frazier Members are invited to enjoy coffee, muffins, and scones before the presentation. 

Presentation: 10:00am – 10:45am
"The Author Being Dead: Buying and Selling Shakespeare," Adam Hooks, University of Iowa Center for the Book
In the words of Professor Adam Hooks, "Shakespeare died 400 years ago in 1616, was buried with spare gravestone inscribed with a curse warning away those tempted to disturb his bones. Seven years later a more elaborate tribute appeared in the form of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. This book is now known as the First Folio, and it has become a monument to Shakespeare.” This talk will explore Western Civilazation’s 400-year obsession with the First Folio.

Panel discussion moderated by Mark Mattes: 10:45 – 11:30am
A lively panel of University of Louisville scholars shares literary, theatrical, artistic insights about the First Folio and how it was made, sold, used, performed. The panel includes: Hristomir Stanev (English); Rachel Hillmer (Theatre Arts); Matthew Biberman (English); Rachel Singel (Fine Arts); Barbara Hanger (Fine Arts); Nick Baute (Hound Dog Press); Adam Hooks (University of Iowa). 

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