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September 2013


Exhibition

A Book Behind Bars: The Robben Island Shakespeare  EXTENDED

May 25–October 2, 2013
10am Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Shakespeare Library

A copy of the complete works of Shakespeare signed by ANC prisoners at South Africa’s notorious Robben Island prison in the 1970s, including Nelson Mandela. On exhibit for the first time in the US.

Tickets: FREE

 

Exhibition

The Folgers Our Founders  

May 30–September 29, 2013
10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Founders Room

Explore the collecting history of founders Henry and Emily Folger through highlights from their early purchases. Shakespearean items include a 1632 Second Folio censored by the Spanish Inquisition, the first known manuscript of a Shakespeare play, and a bracelet braided from the hair of American Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Folgers’ collecting extended beyond Shakespeare to his world; highlights include the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements and a handwritten letter from Elizabeth I to James IV of Scotland.

Tickets: FREE

 

Family Program

Reading Room Tours | Saturdays  FREE

August 3, 2013–December 31, 2014    Noon–1pm
Folger Old Reading Room

Tour our historic Reading Rooms. View paintings from our Shakespeare collection, Nicola d'Ascenzo's stained-glass window inspired by Jacques's "Seven Ages of Man" speech from As You Like It,  a bust of Shakespeare based on his memorial in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, and sixteenth and seventeenth-century Flemish tapestries.

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Tickets: Free

 

Family Program

Shake Up Your Saturdays: Back to School with Shakespeare!  SOLD OUT

September 7, 2013    10am–11am
Folger Haskell Center

This workshop is now full.

 

Bring your family to see how Elizabethan children played and learned with games and hands-on activities. Recommended ages: 6 - 12.

Please check out our other Family Programs!

Ages: 6 — 12

Tickets: Free

 

Music

Map of the World: Music from 13th– and 15th–Century Spain

  CLOSED

September 27, 2013    8pm
September 28, 2013    5pm
September 28, 2013    8pm
September 29, 2013    2pm
Pre-concert discussion Friday at 7pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Evocative Spanish music of the 13th and 15th centuries, including Spanish dances, history’s first song cycle — the Seven Songs of Love by Gallician Martim Codax, and a mass by Juan Cornago. With vocalists, fiddles, winds, lutes, and psalteries.

Tickets: $37

 

Poetry

District of Literature: Readings and Panels  

September 30, 2013    9:30am–4pm
The Library of Congress, LJ-119

Co-sponsored with The Library of Congress with support from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Slate.

A free, full day of readings and panel discussions featuring DC poets, fiction writers, and literary critics.

Tickets: Free

 

Poetry

District of Literature: Yet Do I Marvel  

September 30, 2013    5pm–6pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, NE

Co-sponsored with The Library of Congress with support from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Slate.

A free, full day of readings and panel discussions featuring DC poets, fiction writers, and literary critics.

Tickets: Free

 

Poetry

District of Literature: Our Literary District  

September 30, 2013    7:30pm–9pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, NE

Co-sponsored with The Library of Congress with support from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Slate.

A free, full day of readings and panel discussions featuring DC poets, fiction writers, and literary critics.

Tickets: Free

 



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