Special Flavor: All the World’s a Pistachio
March 4 through April 2, 2016
The Gelato Fiasco Old Port
The Portland Public Library will be the host for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour.
According to the library:
Maine will be able to experience first-hand the wonder and rarity of the First Folio… From Shakespeare aficionados to students studying the Bard’s plays for the first time, this exhibit is a rare opportunity for people in Maine to experience one of the most influential books in history.
The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623 seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Without it, we would not have 18 of those plays, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and Antony and Cleopatra.
Library staff asked if we could develop a flavor to celebrate, so for the length of the exhibition, our Old Port store will serve All the World’s a Pistachio. This pistachio gelato will be dramatized with bits of English pistachio, and we’re sure it will be as you like it.
To learn more about the First Folio exhibition, visit the Portland Public Library’s website.