From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print

Printed in 1623, Shakespeare’s First Folio was the earliest comprehensive gathering of his plays in print. Without this printing, the world would have lost half of Shakespeare’s dramatic works, including favorites The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and As You Like It.

From Stage to Page offers an opportunity to view these rarely seen gems in Pittsburgh. Only 233 copies of the First Folio survive, and CMU Libraries is one of the few institutions in the United States to own copies of all four early printed collections of the plays!