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“FIRST FOLIO!The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” – Rare Collection at UConn

Posted on September 19, 2016

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   An extraordinary opportunity awaits at the William Benton Museum on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus. Through September 25, visitors can view a first collected edition, published in 1623, of plays by William Shakespeare in the exhibit, “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare”.  Admission is free.   In recognition of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. has sent “First Folio” on a national tour making a stop at one site in each state. UConn was the distinguished selection for the Connecticut stop.   “Of the 233 copies known today, 82 belong to the Folger,” states a synopsis of the event.       Without First Folio, the…

“Beware the Ides of March”

Posted on March 11, 2015

Essay By Jacqueline Bennett   I awoke on this breathtakingly beautiful March morning, with my birthday but three weeks away, contemplating what it means to be a writer/journalist and the great joy I take in writing. As any contemplation of writing always does for me, it led me to “The Bard of Avon.” So gentle reader, please indulge me my admiration of William Shakespeare and this essay.   I would dare say Shakespeare is my favorite author/playwright. Each year as his April birthday nears, I cannot help but ponder the thrust, impact and longevity of Shakepeare’s body of work. It is truly amazing as evidenced by the phrases from his writings that remain part of modern language with relevant meanings.   With the approach of March 15, the first…

World Book Night Coming on April 23

Posted on March 31, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  What better way to wrap up National Reading Month than with news of World Book Night coming on April 23. Based on the UNESCO International Day of the Book, World Book Night is said to have originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011. It has spread to the United States, where this year WBN book give-aways are slated for across the country. According to the WBN website, the date of April 23 was chosen for World Book Night, in part, because it is the generally accepted birth date of renown playwright and poet William Shakespeare. As well WBN notes, the Day of the Book was inspired by a tradition begun in a region of Spain, of giving…