What to do when a cat walks across your priceless copy of the First Folio.

The extraordinary stories of Shakespeare’s First Folio uncovered by RSC Artistic Director Emeritus, Greg Doran. The second part of Greg's journey tells the story of Hemminges and Condell, turns up some of the printing errors that crept into the first folio, and explores traces of long-gone owners across some of the copies. 

Four hundred years after it was first published, Greg ‘One of the great Shakespearians of his generation’ (Sunday Times), explores the remarkable history of the Folio, arguably the most famous secular text in the world. Travelling to libraries, museums and private collections in 10 countries, he visits as many as possible of the surviving copies of the First Folio in existence today.

This episode contains some strong language. 

Music composed by Paul Englishby

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