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First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.

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September 1-25, 2016

The First Folio exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be found at the William Benton Museum of Art from September 1-25, 2016. Located at 245 Glenbrook Road in Storrs, the Benton’s hours are as follows:

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 4:30 PM

For a Full Schedule of Events click here

Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today.

Steering Committee

In order to ensure the success of this exhibition, a steering committee with representation from various departments at UConn has been formed.


John Bell, Director, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Kenneth Best, University Communications
Pamela Brown, Associate Professor, English
Lindsay Cummings, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Dramatic Arts
Elizabeth Hart, Associate Professor, English
Brendan Kane, Associate Director of the Humanities Institute, Associate Professor, History
Clare King’oo, Associate Professor, Honors Program Director, English
Frank Mack, Associate Professor, Arts Administration
Jean Nihoul, Assistant Curator & Academic Project Coordinator, William Benton Museum of Art
Matthew J. Pugliese, Managing Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Emma Romano, Graduate Assistant, MFA Arts Administration
Dale AJ Rose, Director of Performance Studies Program, Dramatic Arts
Gregory Semenza, Associate Professor, English
Nancy Stula, Executive Director, William Benton Museum of Art
Kristin Wold, Assistant Professor in Residence, Performance, Dramatic Arts


STEVE PINCUS, February 19, 2016, AUSTIN 21


Steve Pincus will present a talk entitled:

“The Heart of the Declaration: The Patriots’ Case for Energetic Government”

Event is open to the public. For more information on the talk, please follow this link.