Monday, November 7, 2016

FIRST SUNDAY LECTURE: Shakespeare's Folios

Our guest speaker today for the November First Sunday Lecture Series was Robert Williams, Curator of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery at Kennesaw State University.  

William Shakespeare's First Folio is on exhibit at Emory University' Michael C. Carlos Museum from November 5, through December 11.  Mr. Williams discussed how the Folios help us understand Shakespeare as a creative playwright and how we are able to put together an understanding of his creative processes. 

Mr. Williams also presented some plays from the Second Folio and the complete Fourth Folio from the Kennesaw State University collections. The audience had an opportunity to see up close the KSU Shakespeare pieces which helped enrich appreciation of the Emory exhibition.

SPEAKER BIO: Robert Williams joined Kennesaw State College as the Director of the Library in 1986, coming from Cumberland College, now the University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He served as the head of the Horace W. Sturgis Library until 2009, retiring as the Assistant Vice President for Library Services. Mr. Williams returned to Kennesaw State University after retirement to serve as the Senior Curator of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery, which he founded in 1987.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library. 

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