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Title:
Infinite variety : exploring the Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Ferington, Esther.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Folger Shakespeare Library ; Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
222 pages ; illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 x 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780295982311

9780295982328
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Summary

The history and collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library are the subjects of this beautifully illustrated volume for the popular reader. The story of the Folgers, their collection, and the creation of the Library is told in lively detail, with many photos. A catalog of selected works and events follows with the object or event depicted in a full-page color plates with facing entry. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

This lively book surveys the history, buildings, collections, and activities of the 70-year-old Folger Shakespeare Library. Built to house Henry and Emily Folger's collection of Shakespeareana (still the world's largest), the Folger has become a world-class resource for materials on European culture from 1500 to 1750. Among other topics, Infinite Variety celebrates the breadth of the Folger's interests with color photographs and stories of several dozen items -- a First Folio of Shakespeare; Elizabeth I's own Bishops' Bib≤ a housewife's recipe book, hand-written about 1610; paintings by Hilliard and Fuseli; early maps, music, and scientific works; theatrical memorabilia of Edwin Booth, Laurence Olivier, and Paul Robeson; and more.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Folger Storyp. 10
A Unique Environmentp. 30
The Living Collectionp. 40
Uncommon Treasures
Windows on Early Modern Life
Looking at Shakespeare
The Folger Todayp. 188
Appendicesp. 204
Seven Decades of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Directors of the Library
Chairmen of the Folger Shakespeare Library Committee
Picture Creditsp. 214
Acknowledgmentsp. 222
Introductionp. 6
The Folger Storyp. 10
A Unique Environmentp. 30
The Living Collectionp. 40
Uncommon Treasures
Windows on Early Modern Life
Looking at Shakespeare
The Folger Todayp. 188
Appendicesp. 204
Seven Decades of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Directors of the Library
Chairmen of the Folger Shakespeare Library Committee
Picture Creditsp. 214
Acknowledgmentsp. 222