Inside Look: Shakespeare’s First Folio: A Conversation with the Globe Theatre & Christie’s
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts
- As You Like It
Used and read and studied all over the world, Shakespeare wrote some of most iconic and timeless plays, still celebrated 400 years after his death.
Published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio brought together the author’s collected plays for the first time. The folio edition contains 36 plays, including 17 that were printed during his lifetime, one that was printed after his death, and 18 that might have otherwise been lost — among them Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Julius Caesar.
Learn about the comedies, histories and tragedies of Shakespeare, and contemporary interpretations of these plays through a conversation between Margaret Ford, Patrick Spottiswoode and Christina Geiger together with a virtual handling of a copy of the First Folio, to be offered in the Exceptional Sale on 14 October at Christie’s in New York.
- Margaret Ford, International Head of Books and Manuscripts, Christie’s London
- Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe
- Christina Geiger, Head of Books and Manuscripts, Christie’s New York
*Session is pre-recorded
William Shakespeare (1564-1616),
Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published According to the True Originall Copies.
Offered in the Exceptional Sale on 14 October at Christie’s in New York