Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library!

Join us in 2016 for The Wonder of Will, celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy through special events, exhibitions (including First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare), performances, and more!
 
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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  • Extended Through March 13

    Shakespeare's magical comedy of tangled lovers, charming rubes, and a mischievous Puck.

    Directed by Aaron Posner

  • March 18-20

    Masters of early instruments improvise in fantasias, dances, and lively "groundling" music of Shakespeare's day. Featuring David Douglass and Daniel Meyers, and Mary Springfels.

    with viols, violin, wind instruments of all sorts, lute, and percussion

  • UPCOMING

    FEBRUARY 10
    Talk with Director Michael Witmore
     
    FEBRUARY 17
    Curator Talk with Georgianna Ziegler
     
    FEBRUARY 25
    Brews and Banter with Midsummer cast members
     
    MARCH 10
    Mark Doty and Aimee Nezhukumatathil
     

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