Currently on view: January 28 - June 15, 2014 ... in celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday.


Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday in 2014 by viewing "some of our favorite things" from the Folger Shakespeare Library's collections. From the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio to a famous forgery, from early editions of the plays to a modern digital app, from a board game to a Sanskrit translation of Hamlet, and from stage performances to fine art, William Shakespeare has touched every facet of culture.

This exhibition features materials selected by Folger staff and is curated by head of reference, Dr. Georgianna Ziegler. Join us for a broad look at the Bard and his ever-expanding influence.