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The Winter's Tale
silhouettes of a man and a bear

The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare's astonishing romance is an exhilarating journey filled with emotional depth, extreme behavior, complex relationships—and a bear in pursuit.
Sun, Nov 5 – Sun, Dec 17, 2023
Folger Theatre
Shakespeare Everywhere?
with Dr. Michael Witmore

Shakespeare Everywhere?
with Dr. Michael Witmore

Leading DC theatre-makers discuss the relevance of Shakespeare in the current artistic landscape.
Sat, Dec 9, 2023, 6:00pm
Folger Theatre
A Baroque Christmas Story: Early Music Seminar

Early Music Seminar: A Baroque Christmas Story

Join Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein for a preview of the upcoming concert.
Wed, Dec 13, 2023, 6pm
Virtual - Zoom

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Night view of the Folger Shakespeare Library with the U.S. Capitol building in the background

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