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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  • Now on Stage!

    The inventive and hilarious RSC returns to Folger Theatre in this eagerly anticipated world premiere of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). 

  • Thank You!

    While The Season Bids Us may be over, find out more about our exciting upcoming season of early music. 

  • UPCOMING

    APRIL 27
    Brews and Banter
     
    MAY 2
    A Tribute to Robert Stone
     
    MAY 9
    Sir Andrew Motion
     
    MAY 21-22
    Bard in the Park

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