The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare and the First Folio with Prof. Adam Hooks

August 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library, Shambaugh Auditorium, 125 West Washington St. Iowa City, IA 52242

This lecture will give a thorough overview of Shakespeares' First Folio and its significance. UI English faculty Adam Hooks will answer questions such as, "What is the First Folio?" and "Why is it here, now?"

This event is part of SHAKESPEARE AT IOWA (August. 29–Dec. 30), a celebration hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries. SHAKESPEARE AT IOWA includes First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It is produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. First Folio! has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by the support of, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Greg Prickman in advance at or call 319-335-5921.