Shakespeare's Birthday

Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Will!

Join the Folger for this beloved annual tradition, as we celebrate the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities.

From family festivals to performances to birthday cake, from lectures to scholarly conferences to poetry readings and more, there's something for everyone ... including cake! The full schedule of events will be available in March 2015.

The day begins at 10 am and will close at approximately 5 pm. We’ll see you there!

Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture

Lynne Magnusson: Shakespeare and the Language of Possibility
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30pm

In this free lecture, Professor Lynne Magnusson of the University of Toronto will explore how Shakespeare’s language challenged, edited, and reframed early modern conceptions of speech.

Magnusson’s lecture opens the Folger Institute's NEH-funded collaborative research conference, Shakespeare’s Language.

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Kids learn swordfighting at Shakespeare’s Birthday

Kids learn swordfighting at Shakespeare’s Birthday