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June 2012


The Taming of the Shrew  

May 1–June 10, 2012
Preview Dates: May 1–6, 2012
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: May 7–June 10, 2012
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Aaron Posner

The battle of the sexes wages on as the arrogant Petruchio and the headstrong Kate face off in Shakespeare’s comedic examination of the institution of marriage and the journey toward love.

Previews: $30-$40
Tue-Thu & Sun Eve: $39-$50
Fri Eve, Sat & Sun Matinee:
Sat Eve:


Special Event

Exhibition Opening
Open City: London, 1500–1700

June 4, 2012    6:30pm
Folger Great Hall

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition with remarks and a reception in the Folger's Great Hall.

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Tickets: Members by invitation



John Schofield: St. Paul’s Cathedral before Christopher Wren  

June 18, 2012    7pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Dr. John Schofield, the Cathedral Archaeologist for St. Paul’s Cathedral, discusses how recent archaeological and historical research is now reconstructing the medieval cathedral that once stood on the site of the current Cathedral, which was built to the design of English architect Sir Christopher Wren as part of a major rebuilding program following the 1666 Great Fire of London. 


Tickets: Free


Family Program

Shake Up Your Saturdays! Open City: London, 1500–1700  

June 23, 2012    10am–11am
Folger Founders Room

Explore the Folger exhibition Open City: London, 1500-1700 through interactive theatre games, exhibit related activities, and a scavenger hunt that allows you to discover the treasures in the Folger Great Hall.


Registration Required. Email educate@folger.edu or call 202-675–0395

Ages: 6 — 12

Tickets: Free


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