Home
Shop  |  Calendar  |  Join  |  Buy Tickets  |  Hamnet  |  Site Rental  |  Press Room  
  
About UsWhat's OnUse the CollectionDiscover ShakespeareTeach & LearnFolger InstituteSupport Us
 

Calendar



September 2014
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Choose a date on the calendar to view What's On for that day.

Search calendar by:
 *
 *
* required

Related Links
Box Office
Plan Your Visit
Directions
   
  Today: Friday, September 19, 2014

Exhibition

The Shakespeare Gallery  FREE

Ongoing, Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm
Folger Great Hall

Discover what it might have been like to see a play in Shakespeare's time in a family-friendly display, The Play's the Thing!, and explore the Folger through our visitor film on why Shakespeare matters.

Learn more

Tickets: FREE

 

Exhibition

Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England  FREE

July 1–October 26, 2014
10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Great Hall

Curators: Nigel Ramsay & Heather Wolfe

Explore the working papers of the most influential heralds from Shakespeare’s time, the earliest brand consultants and trademark protectors. These manuscripts—including the grants of arms to Shakespeare’s father (on loan from the College of Arms)—reveal heraldry's growing importance in matters of status and honor, and how it shaped modern genealogy.

Tickets: FREE

 

Theater

Shakespeare's Globe: King Lear  

September 5–21, 2014
Preview Dates: September 5, 2014
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: September 5–21, 2014
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Bill Buckhurst

Composed by Alex Silverman

Weary of his royal duties, King Lear proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. Shakespeare’s Globe’s King Lear stars Joseph Marcell, well known as Geoffrey the English butler on the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and internationally known as a classical actor and seen in Folger Theatre’s 2007 As You Like It.       

 

Tickets:

 

Lectures

The Institute of Heraldry: Guardians of our National Symbolic Heritage  FREE

September 19, 2014    6pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Charles V. Mugno, Director of the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry, has studied the history and development of military insignia for over 25 years. He is a published author on the subject of military awards and has directly influenced the design of numerous decorations, campaign, and service medals. He will be be speaking in connection with the Folger exhibition "Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England."

Tickets: Free

 



Bookmark and Share   
 
     Copyright & Policies   |   Sitemap   |   Contact Us   |   About This Site
RSS   
 
  Address:
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Get directions »

Federal Tax ID #04-2103542
    Hours:
PublicReading Room
10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday through Friday
12pm to 5pm, Sunday9am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm, Saturday
    Phone:
Main: 202 544 4600
Box Office: 202 544 7077
Fax: 202 544 4623