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Shakespeare Theater of NJ announces 2016 season; First Folio comes to town

Image of Exterior of the Kirby Theatre, home of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey located on the campus of Drew University in Madison.
Exterior of the Kirby Theatre, home of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey located on the campus of Drew University in Madison.

While the world may be acknowledging the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (April 23, 1616) this year, closer to home the The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is celebrating its 54th season with seven productions and an exhibition of the Bard’s First Folio.

The Madison-based Shakespeare Festival produces six shows at its indoor space at Drew University and one outside in the College of St. Elizabeth’s (Morristown) Greek Theatre (replica of the Theater of Dionysius in Athens).

Martin Droeshout's created the cover for Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio and has 630 pages. Only 233 copies are known to exist.
Shakespeare’s First Folio has 630 pages and includes 36 plays. Only 233 copies are known to exist.

In October, a partnership between Drew University and The Shakespeare Theatre has resulted in Drew being chosen as the New Jersey site for the national First Folio Tour. Published in 1623, only 233 known copies exist. and theatergoers can see one of them at    Mead Hall, across from the Kirby Theatre. To be announced special events are planned, too.

Here’s a quick look at the upcoming season:

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