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Announcing our newest Folger Editions — Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps!


It's the Folger Edition text of the play you've always depended on, now in digital format. With the Folger Luminary Shakespeare app, we've transformed the Folger Editions into an interactive reading experience that includes audio performances of the plays produced by Folger Theatre, expert commentaries from the world's leading Shakespeare scholars and teachers, image galleries from the Folger collections, video, and robust authoring and sharing tools.

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Welcome K-12 Teachers!
Teach a Play

Find a whole collection of resources and information for teaching a specific play. Information about the play's language, highly-rated teaching modules, digital resources, and more.

Teaching Resources

Access a wealth of free online resources for bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom.

Programs for Teachers

Find out about interactive workshops, webinars, and more especially for teachers, across the country or right here at the Folger.

Primary Sources

Open a window into the past by examining documents, pictures, and maps from Shakespeare's time.

Programs for Students

Learn more about student workshops, seminars, matinees, festivals, and outreach programs.

Teacher to Teacher Videos

Tips, techniques, activity ideas, and Insights from real teachers for bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom.


Shakespeare's Plays -- free for you!

Happy Birthday, Will!

In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we're releasing all 38 plays from the Folger Editions text in a free, mobile-friendly version.

Folger Digital Texts
Yours to read, search, download, and enjoy.

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January 5–December 31, 2015

Reading Room Tours | Saturdays

February 7, 2015

Create a Code

April 4, 2015

Shakespeare in Action for Families

April 19, 2015

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

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