The Play's the Thing: Thumbing Through a First Folio

"Seven years after William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, two actors from his King’s Men troupe compiled his greatest hits into a collection known as the First Folio—36 plays, from The Tempest to Cymbeline, that form the core of what we traditionally think of when we think of Shakespeare. Of the 750 copies printed of the First Folio, less than a third survive...And one, given to the College as part of a bequest from Allerton Hickmott, Class of 1917, and his wife, Madelyn, is the second-most requested book at Rauner Special Collections Library (after a first edition of The Book of Mormon)." For more, read Sunday's edition of #‎Dartmouth NOW.