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"Collecting Shakespeare in the New Millenium";
Lecture/Slide Presentation Thurs. Feb. 28th.

The Friends of the Rutgers University Libraries
And Special Collections & University Archives
are pleased to invite you to

"Collecting Shakespeare in the New Millennium:
The First Folio to Classic Comics"

The 17th Annual Louis Faugeres Bishop III Lecture and Reception
Presented by Richard Kuhta, Librarian
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Thursday February 28, 2002 * 5:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Center
Archibald S. Alexander Library, 4th Floor
College Ave. Campus

Why does a first folio sell for $6 million? What makes the early editions of Shakespeare's work so interesting? The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to present a slide presentation and discussion by Richard J. Kuhta, librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library, who will address these and other questions. Mr. Kuhta's slide lecture will begin with the historical significance of Shakespeare's printed texts in the 17th century and move to a discussion of some of the trends in the marketplace today for collectors and libraries.

Mr. Kuhta completed his graduate studies at the Shakespeare Institute (England) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). He has written and lectured on printing history in the Irish Literary Renaissance (Cuala Press), and the paintings of Henry Fuseli, a late-eighteenth century artist of Shakespearean themes, as well as doing consulting work in the field of library automation. Mr. Kuhta was University Librarian at St. Lawrence University from 1986-1994, where he presented the prestigious Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture in 1994. He was appointed librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library in February 1994.

To RSVP, call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505
Or send email to Harry Glazer at

Posted February 7, 2002