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'So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016

‘So Long Lives This’: Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Dates: May 2, 2016 Event Time(s): Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm Thursday: 9am-8pm Phone: 416-978-5285 Website: Email: [email protected] The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue. . Event Details. Location: 120 St. George Street, Toronto