Auckland Library Exhibition of Interest: Shakespeare in His Time

Shakespeare in His Time | Central City Library, Auckland

Friday 11 March – Sunday 19 June
9:00am – 4:00pm daily

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, Auckland Libraries is showcasing its remarkable Shakespearean treasures.

This includes the only first folio (the first collected edition of his plays printed in 1623) held in New Zealand, as well as a quarto of Pericles (1619) and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th folios.

These are displayed within their 16th and 17th century context- alongside the works of other writers, as well as Bibles of the Reformation, which inspired Shakespeare and describe the politics and daily life of his age.