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

 

 

 

 

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.

This program is part of the European Month of Culture #EUMC2017
EUintheUS.org/EUMC


 

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

"To Liberty!" Explore American history using Shakespeare.

Saturday, July 1

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

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Bantering Bard

Win a battle of wits with Shakespeare's comical come-backs.

Saturday, August 5

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

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Junior Scholars

Learn to be a scholar! Learn about books, manuscripts, and the Reading Room at the Folger.

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

"Eye of newt and toe of frog!" Get spooky with Shakespeare's ghost and witches.

Saturday, October 7

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

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

By Tale or History

Explore Shakespeare's history plays with his mean monarchs and kind kings.

Saturday, November 4

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

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

I Take My Leave

"Parting is such sweet sorrow"... or is it? Practice your dramatic exit with Shakespeare's farewells.

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.