The UCI Libraries present

First Folio Fridays at Langson Library

Friday, August 12, 2016, 12pm
Hamlet: Two Quartos and a Folio

Friday, August 26, 2016, 12pm
Guest Speaker Andrea Mays, author of The Millionaire and the Bard




Noontime seminars at the Langson Library begin with a short lecture and end in Special Collections with a viewing of UCI’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio and other Shakespeariana. Seminars led by Julia Lupton (English) and UCI Libraries staff. This year we are happy to welcome Andrea Mays, author of The Millionaire and the Bard, the definitive biography of Henry Folger, the founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Libraries, UCI School of Humanities and the New Swan Shakespeare Festival.


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Julia Lupton, UCI Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Julia Reinhard Lupton is an esteemed Shakespearean scholar. She was named a Chancellor's Fellow at UCI in 2007 for her contributions to Shakespeare studies. In 2014, she was elected Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. Recent scholarly books include Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life and Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology. Lastly, she is a 2013-14 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient to support her current book project, "Shakespeare Dwelling: Habitation, Hospitality, Design."



Langson Library, Caroline A. Laudati Conference Room 570. For a map and directions go to: Self parking ($2/hr) in the Student Center Parking Structure.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a seat for the August 12 seminar, please click here. To reserve a seat for the August 26 seminar, please click here. For further information please call Library External Relations at 949.824.4651 or email Sorry, no food or drink allowed.