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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  • As You Like It begins performances on Jan. 24

    "All the world's a stage" in Shakespeare's seductive comedy filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.

  • Celebrating the works of Pablo Neruda

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with an evening of poetry, as the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series celebrates the works of Pablo Neruda

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