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June 2014


Shakespeare's the Thing  FREE

January 28–June 15, 2014
10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Great Hall

Curators: Georgianna Ziegler

Explore Shakespeare’s influence on visual art, performance, and scholarship through treasures from the Folger collection hand-picked by Folger staff, including a special look at how fans have celebrated Shakespeare from his time to ours. Marking Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

Tickets: FREE



Elizabethan Garden Tour  

April 6–October 31, 2014    10am
Folger Elizabethan Garden

Garden tours are offered at 10am and 11am on the first and third Saturday of each month, April through October.
The Elizabethan Garden is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and before most Folger performances.

Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.

Tickets: Free



Fiasco Theater's Cymbeline  

May 28–June 1, 2014
Preview Dates: May 28, 2014
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: May 28–June 1, 2014
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld

Voted one of the top 10 theatrical productions of 2011 by New York magazine and winner of the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for “Best Revival,” Fiasco’s music-filled rendering lets “the comedy, poignancy and unlikely magic of Cymbeline surface gently and naturally." (The New York Times)




A Midsummer Night's Dream: In Concert  

May 29–June 1, 2014
Preview Dates: May 29, 2014
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: May 29–June 1, 2014
Music Center at Strathmore and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

William Shakespeare

Edward Berkeley

Marin Alsop, conductor

Presented in collaboration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The BSO and Folger Theatre present:

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
   Incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn
   Concert Adaptation by Edward Berkeley


The worlds of orchestra and theater collide. Marin Alsop conducts the magical music of Mendelssohn as actors breathe life into Shakespeare's timeless story of love and enchantment.



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RSC Live from Stratford–upon–Avon: Henry IV, Part I  CLOSED

June 2, 2014    7pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

The Folger hosts a special preview screening of a live cinema broadcast from the stage of the RSC, captured from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. 
Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and starring Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV, and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.


Tickets: $20


Family Program

Shake Up Your Saturdays: Shakespeare's the Thing  

June 7, 2014    10am–11am
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Explore how Shakespeare created his plays and how they continue to capture our imagination 400 years later.

Recommended ages: 6-12


Reserve your spot


Ages: 6 — 12

Tickets: Free


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