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Folger Magazine contains articles on Shakespeare and his world for a general audience. It is published three times a year and includes spotlights on research, exhibitions, news, events, book reviews, and more.

Subscriptions to Folger Magazine are a benefit of membership. Learn more about becoming a member of the Folger here.

Folger Magazine:

  • shares information about the Folger with members, supporters, and new audiences
  • brings the library to a national audience through broad interest stories based on Folger programs or collections
  • keeps readers abreast of the latest trends in research and scholarship as an authoritative source on Shakespeare and the early modern period

Selected articles from past issues

Nora Titone, The Battling Booth Brothers
An excerpt from her book plus collection highlights from her research at the Folger

Mugshots and Fingerprints: Sleuthing Shakespeare Papers
Scholar Carter Hailey discovers what can be learned about books from the paper on which they're printed. 

Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers

Author William Powers looks at how the ages have handled information overload at critical junctures, including the advent of the printing press during the Renaissance


Actors Talk About Hamlet
Sir Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Stacy Keach, and Nicholas Pennell talk with scholar Mary Maher about playing Hamlet.

The Durham First Folio
Folger staff share how they determined a First Folio that unexpectedly showed up at the library was in fact the stolen Durham copy.

Just for Fun: Hamlet News Feed
Sarah Schmelling considers the Danish Prince and  social media.


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