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Join us for The Wonder of Will, celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy through special events, exhibitions, performances, and more!
 
The 2017 Folger Gala, our largest fundraiser of the year, will be held Monday, April 3 and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Folger Theatre.
 
Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the Folger is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection—the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. We provide access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations.

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  • As You Like It "will sweep you off your feet"

    "All the world's a stage" in Shakespeare's seductive comedy filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity. The Washington Post calls the show "touching and funny."

  • Celebrating the works of Pablo Neruda

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with an evening of poetry, as the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series celebrates the works of Pablo Neruda

  • Authors Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert on February 21

    The PEN/Faulkner Fiction Series welcomes authors Rich and Walbert on Feb. 21 at 7:30pm for an evening exploring the genre of climate fiction.

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