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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Fry and Sir Peter Hall to support Bodleian's public appeal to digitize the first volume of Shakespeare's plays

Great names from the world of arts, culture and academia including actress Vanessa Redgrave, actor Stephen Fry, acclaimed theatre director Sir Peter Hall, Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, celebrated theatre producer Thelma Holt and Shakespeare scholar Professor Jonathan Bate from the University of Oxford are championing the Bodleian Libraries' fundraising campaign, Sprint for Shakespeare, which is launched this week. The campaign aims to raise £20,000 by public appeal, funds needed to digitize and make available online the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, dating c. 1623, also known as the First Folio

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