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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  • Subscriptions 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. 

  • Join us for Dramatic Musicke!

    Subscribe today for a stunning season about the connections between art, music, and theatre, featuring performances from Derek Jacobi, The Orlando Consort, and much more.

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