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Shakespeare's Rare Book is Coming to San Diego

Shakespeare is coming to town! Thanks to local universities, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and KPBS Public Broadcasting the Old Globe Theater in partnership with the San Diego Library won a bid to bring " First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare ” to town.   It will be the only location in California where the book will be hosted. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein elaborates “ This volume is one of the most important ever published, and the plays printed in it—the plays that are the lifeblood of The Old Globe—are cornerstones of our language, our worldview, and our very humanity. That we will be able to give San Diegans—and all Californians—a chance to view firsthand the pages on which those plays first appeared is an excitement and an honor.( 1 ) ” The book is one of the most valuable in the country and sold for approximately $5 and $6 million in the past 15 years. Compiled in 1623 by the friends of Shakespeare in after his death it original