A campaign is under way to digitize and make available online the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, known as the First Folio.
A cadre of celebrities – including the actors Vanessa Redgrave and Stephen Fry and the theater director Peter Hall – are championing the fund-raising effort by the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, “Sprint for Shakespeare,” which started this week. The campaign aims to raise £20,000 (about $31,000) through private contributions.
Once online, the folio will be available free, accompanied by articles and blogs from academics, other specialists, theater professionals and the public.
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