Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wolfson Collection To Be Donated To The Globe

John Wolfson, a playwright and collector of antiquarian books, has pledged to donate more than 450 works by William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his era to the Globe Theater in London, The Guardian reported. Among Mr. Wolfson’s collection is a rare first folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623. The donation, to be made after his death, also includes second, third and fourth editions of the Shakespeare folio, as well as works by Christopher Marlowe, Ben Johnson, Thomas Middleton and John Ford. The original Globe Theater was built by Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s men, and later destroyed in a fire; the modern reconstruction of the Globe opened in 1997.

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