“Reader Look Not on his picture, but his book”

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:45 to Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 17:00
John Paul II Library

On 8th November 1623, the publication of Mr William Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies' also known as the First Folio was registered. Without the publication of this important work, many of the Bard's most famous plays would have been lost. 
To celebrate the quarter-centenary of this publication, Maynooth University Library is delighted to commemorate the anniversary with a digital exhibition: 'Reader Look Not on his picture, but his book', accompanied by a rare opportunity to view Shakespeare's Fourth Folio (1685) on long-term loan from the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland - part of the St. Canice's Cathedral Library Collection.
The display will be available to view outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room on Level 2 of the John Paul II Library throughout the month of November.

View the digital exhibition here