"What on earth am I doing? Travelling around the world, trying to see 200 copies of the same book."

Greg begins his journey around the world looking for every first folio in existence, including the RSC's own copy in Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out how the Pope got involved and follow the first stage of Greg's journey to Birmingham, Skipton and Cologne.

The extraordinary stories of Shakespeare’s First Folio uncovered by RSC Artistic Director Emeritus, Greg Doran. 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.

Music composed by Paul Englishby

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