Listen to an interview on the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast with British rapper and educator Akala about using the tools of hip-hop to spread an understanding of the relevance of Shakespeare’s poetry.Akala and Hip-Hop Shakespeare
Shakespeare Quarterly, the Folger’s peer-reviewed journal for Shakespeare studies, has launched a new online platform. See highlights from the published journal and read web exclusives, such as this story about Courtyard Theatre’s King Lear with Sheep.Shakespeare Quarterly Goes Digital
Yassine El Mansouri Photography
Discover the paintings collection at the Folger—its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare’s power to inspire visual artists. On view now.Painting Shakespeare
The Folger Institute is partnering with the Shakespeare Association of America to offer a new fellowship, designed to promote scholarly work on William Shakespeare, his works, and their joined legacies.New Shakespeare Fellowship
Check out our fun and informative resources for kids and for Shakespeare beginners.Shakespeare for Kids
SCHOLARS ON SHAKESPEARE
The period in which Shakespeare lived and worked was a period in which some of the foundations of what we now call the modern world were set. He had a front row seat to colonial expansion, the beginning of the modern corporation, scientific communication, international commerce, double-entry bookkeeping, trade, religious conflict, and the media revolution that was the printed book.
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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Blanche McIntyre returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct the Bard's brutal revenge tragedy. Screening at Folger Theatre on Mon, Sep 18, 7pm.
Upcoming at the Folger
Sept 18Talks, Screenings, & More
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Teaching Shakespeare Institute
Professional Learning Days
Led by Folger staff or master teachers in the Folger National Teacher Corps, these professional development workshops for middle and high school teachers provide lively, hands-on practice for teaching Shakespeare with techniques that work with all kinds of students in all kinds of classrooms.