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 November 13th!

    Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor (Maggie McDowell) and Marianne (Erin Weaver) become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. 

  • Single Tickets & Flexible Packages Now Available

    Our 25th anniversary season features amazing productions of Sense and Sensibility, As You Like It, and Timon of Athens. Join us as we continue to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare during this very special year. 

  • Great Women Writers Coming to the Folger

    Our upcoming Fall readings at the Folger include award-winning women authors, kicking off new seasons for our O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Series. Reception & book-signings follow each reading.

  • Roomful of Teeth performs on Nov. 20th

    Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble, performs a musical celebration of Shakespeare, including a Folger commission by Pulitizer Prize-winnning composer Caroline Shaw inspired by The Tempest. The new work captures the sound of Prospero and Caliban’s island using human voices. 

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