Saving Shakespeare's Legacy From 'The Ash Heap' | KCUR

Saving Shakespeare's Legacy From 'The Ash Heap'

May 23, 2016

Literature lovers owe a debt of gratitude to industrialist Henry Folger, who assembled the largest collection of William Shakespeare's folios, including the famed First Folio. Without that anthology, "half of his plays would have ended up on the ash heap of history," says author Andrea Mays.

Andrea Mays will discuss her new book, The Millionaire and the Bard, at Kansas City's Central Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24th. For more information and to RSVP, visit

A copy of Shakespeare's 'First Folio' will be available to view at the Kansas City Public Library for four weeks, from June 6th to June 28th. For more information, visit the Folger Shakespeare Library website.