Media Coverage

Published on Jan 7, 2016 by the University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters

At exactly 16:16 (4:16pm) on January 6, 2016, our “First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare” exhibit curated by the Folger Shakespeare Library, opened at the University of Notre Dame with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring John McGreevy, dean of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters; South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Diane Parr Walker, Edward H. Arnold University Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries; the Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame; and Scott Jackson, executive director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame. “First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare” is a 50-state tour and exhibit of Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio, the first published collection of 36 of his plays and one of the world’s most treasured books. Notre Dame marks the official first stop of the First Folio national tour and serves as the sole Indiana venue for the exhibition. The exhibition, which runs Jan. 6-29, will be housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections gallery of the Hesburgh Library. Select Notre Dame Shakespeare holdings will also be on display, and curators will offer daily, guided tours.


WNDU (NBC Evening News Feature, 1/6/16)

WSBT (CBS Evening News Feature, 1/6/16)

ABC57 (Evening News Feature, 1/6/16)


WVPE (Morning Edition Local Feature, 1/6/16)


Chicago Tribune (1/21/16)

Associated Press (1/6/16)

South Bend Tribune (Cover Story, 1/7/16)

Elkhart Truth (News Article, 1/7/16)


Notre Dame Magazine (1/8/16)

American Libraries Magazine (2/3/16)

University of Notre Dame Web Features (1/6/16)