Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone!

Folger offers programs for all ages and encourages families to experience Shakespeare’s language together.

 

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Photo Credit: 
Molly Johnson, 2014

Shake Up Your Saturdays

2017 Schedule

 

The 18 Nearly Lost Plays

Act out parts from some of the favorite and lesser known Shakespeare plays that were saved by the First Folio.

Saturday, January 7

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Comedy with Cupid

Learn the art of over-acting with Shakespearean confessions of love.

Saturday, February 4

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Courtly Greetings & Country Meetings

Imagine yourself in the two worlds of As You Like It, the court of Duke Frederick and the Forest of Arden.

Saturday, March 4

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

A Fool! A Fool!

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” Step into the shoes of some of Shakespeare’s fools, some more clever than others….

Saturday, April 1

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Lines So Richly Spun

Become part of a living sonnet while learning about rhyme, rhythm, and imagery.

Saturday, May 6

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Little, but Fierce

The smallest roles can have the best lines. Turn a minor character into a star!

Saturday, June 3

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

United States of Shakespeare

Saturday, July 1

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Bantering Bard

Saturday, August 5

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Junior Scholars

Saturday, September 2

11-12PM: Recommended Ages 5-14 (Groups will be separated by age, but will happen simultaneously)

Followed by a 12pm Reading Room Tour

Foulke Conference Room; Register to attend.

 

Supernatural Shakespeare

Saturday, October 7

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

By Tale or History

Saturday, November 4

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

I Take My Leave

Saturday, December 2

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

 

Shakespeare for Seniors

Folger Education brings lively, interactive workshops to the senior community. These programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for seniors to be immersed in the words and world of William Shakespeare.

Program offerings include:

  • Elizabethan life and times
  • Shakespeare and his theater
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: history and the collection

These workshops are available individually ($150) or as a four-part series ($400). For more information or to book a workshop, contact us at educate@folger.edu.