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. 


    MAY 9
    Sir Andrew Motion
    MAY 21-22
    Bard in the Park
    JUNE 2
    Stage Director Talk
    JUNE 13
    Cave Canem

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