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Past Seasons



2012–13
 
Elizabethan Garden Tour
April 21–October 20, 2012
 
Deborah Harkness: The Experience of Early Modern London
September 27, 2012
 
Peter Sís
November 2, 2012
 
Ricky Jay
November 8, 2012
 
Stephen Landrigan & Qais Akbar Omar: Shakespeare in Kabul
November 16, 2012
 
James Shapiro: 1599 and Essex’s Irish Rebellion
January 25, 2013
 
Patrick Tuite: The Irish Imagined in Henry V and other Early Modern Plays
March 1, 2013
 
John Killen, The Breifne O'Reillys: An Ulster Clan in Medieval Ireland
March 4, 2013
 
Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture 2013: Andrew Hadfield
April 8, 2013
 
 
2011–12
 
KJV in the USA: The King’s Bible in a Country without a King
September 29, 2011
 
Director's Choice: Data-Mining Shakespeare
October 26, 2011
 
Pre-Show Discussion: Othello
November 2, 2011
 
Poetics and the Bible
December 16, 2011
 
Women On Stage: A Conversation about Susanna Centlivre
February 5, 2012
 
Pre-Show Discussion: The Gaming Table
February 8, 2012
 
Arthur Phillips: The Tragedy of Arthur
February 24, 2012
 
Pre-Show Discussion: The Taming of the Shrew
May 16, 2012
 
 
2010–11
 
Folger Friday: Henry VIII Discussion
October 15, 2010
 
Henry VIII: Art and Magnificence
November 5, 2010
 
A Reading by Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII
November 29, 2010
 
Folger Friday: Deborah Tannen
February 11, 2011
 
The Co-Creators of Kill Shakespeare on Their Epic Comic Graphic Novel
February 15, 2011
 
Folger Friday: Rebecca LaRoche
February 18, 2011
 
Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture 2011: Wendy Wall
April 25, 2011
 
A Lecture by Michael Hollinger, playwright/translator of Cyrano
May 9, 2011
 
Folger Friday: Lecture on American Wine
May 20, 2011
 
Collecting the Book that Breaks the Rules: Shakespeare’s First Folio at Auction
June 23, 2011
 
To Catch a Thief: Recovering the Durham First Folio
July 7, 2011
 
Guns, Barges, and Books: Reassessing the Stationers’ Company of Early Modern London
July 21, 2011
 
 
2009–10
 
Pre-Performance Exhibition Tours
October 15, 2008–June 10, 2009
October 3, 2009
October 4, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 25, 2009
 
Perspectives on China: The Perpetual Discovery
November 10, 2009
 
Paul Collins
November 16, 2009
 
Derek Hirst to Lecture on “William Walwyn’s ‘Darling’: The Happy Life of an Ageing Former Radical”
November 19, 2009
 
Simon Reade: Dear Mr. Shakespeare
November 20, 2009
 
James Shapiro
April 16, 2010
 
Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture 2010: Jonathan Bate
April 26, 2010
 
Discovering Hamlet
June 7, 2010
 
Stories from the Sea: Three Englishmen and an Island—Richard Hakluyt, Samuel Purchas, John Smith, and Bermuda
June 29, 2010
 
Stories from the Sea: At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean
July 13, 2010
 
Stories from the Sea: Sea Dogs, Buccaneers, and Corsairs Piracy Then and Now
July 27, 2010
 
 
2008–09
 
Words on Will: Jess Winfield
October 27, 2008
 
Truth, Lies, and Videotape: Media Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign in Review
November 18, 2008
 
Words on Will: Marjorie Garber
February 13, 2009
 
Words on Will: Germaine Greer
March 23, 2009
 
Words on Will: Marina Warner
April 9, 2009
 
Shakespeare Birthday Lecture: "Sensational Shakespeare"
April 13, 2009
 
 
2007–08
 
Words on Will: Bill Bryson
October 29, 2007
 
Words on Will: Jennifer Lee Carrell
January 25, 2008
 
Words on Will: Teller Talks
February 27, 2008
 
Words on Will: Shakespeare + Manga
March 31, 2008
 
Alan Stewart: "How Shakespeare Made History"
Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture

April 21, 2008
 
 
2006–07
 
Words on Will: Samuel Crowl
February 5, 2007
 
Words on Will: Marjorie Garber
March 23, 2007
 
Words on Will: Mercedes Ellington
May 15, 2007
 
 
2005–06
 
Words on Will: Peter Ackroyd
November 21, 2005
 
Words on Will: James Conlon
January 30, 2006
 
Words on Will: Aliki
March 6, 2006
 
 


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