The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes Viral

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First Folio in Idaho Keynote Speaker Eric Rasmussen (University of Nevada Reno): “The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes Viral” at the Yanke Research Family Park. In November of 2014, within hours after the Saint-Omer copy of the Shakespeare First Folio discovered at a public library in the north of France had been authenticated by Professor Eric Rasmussen, news of its discovery ‘went viral’, receiving an astonishing 12.5 billion online page views worldwide, and occasioning widespread claims that the volume proved that Shakespeare was a secret catholic. Professor Rasmussen will provide a fascinating insiders’ account of these extraordinary events.


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