Original Shakespeare Volume Comes to Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) – A little of Shakespeare has come to Idaho.
A book that contains three dozen of the classic playwright’s work is on display at the Yanke Family Research Park in Boise. Known as the “1623 First Folio,” the volume is on loan to Boise State University from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. It will be on display until Sept. 21.
"It includes 36 of his plays, 18 of which would have been lost because there was no printed edition has been located," Folger Shakespeare Librarian Daniel DeSimone told KTVB.
Some of those plays include Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and Macbeth. There are only 235 known copies of the book in the world, which is why it's always under temperatures, humidity, and light control.
It’s a good time for the book to visit the Gem State.
You can see William Shakespeare’s work on the stage during the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. “Twelfth Night" is being performed through Aug. 28 at the festival's amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise.
On its website, the festival lists the play as recommended for all ages and describes it as a “hilarious and heart-warming look at the ridiculous things we do for love.”