2017 Annual Report Image Credits

The Folger Shakespeare Library is fortunate to have its many programs and activities documented by a talented group of photographers. They help us capture happy times and proud accomplishments—and the many artists, teachers, students and their families, scholars, members, donors, and friends who make all that we do possible. Thank you.

Cover

Ultraviolet images of Folger Folio. 75. It helped scholars identify the faded “Constanter” above Shakespeare’s head as the mark of Dutch diplomat, poet, and book collector Constantine Huygens. It is the earliest known First Folio to leave England.

William Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies. London, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Inside front cover

Exhibition visitors, Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House. Photo by Tracy Russo.

Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House. Photo by Chester Simpson.

Folger Institute Material Witness presentation. Photo by Meredith Deeley.

William Shakespeare bobble-head doll. Off the Wall Toys, 2015. Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Louis R. Cohen and Michael Witmore. Photo by Chris Hartlove.

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Creating Experiences

Row 1, l. to r.: Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf; Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity exhibition opening, photo by Yassine El Mansouri;  Ian Merrill Peakes (Timon), Timon of Athens, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, photo by Teresa Wood; Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf; and Town Crier and Queen’s Fool at Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf.

Row 2, l. to r. : Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf: Robert Eisenstein, The Second Shepherds’ Play, Folger Consort, photo by Brittany Diliberto; First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour exhibition opening, photo by Yassine El Mansouri; Folger Friday, Jazz funeral for Shakespeare with Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band, photo by Lloyd Wolf; and Jane Austen and William Shakespeare action figures in the Folger Exhibition Hall before Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity, photo by Janine Barchas.

Transforming Education

l. to r.: Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, photo by Tracy Russo; Shake Up Your Saturdays family program, photo by Tracy Russo; Brews and Banter pre-performance discussion, Timon of Athens, photo by Teresa Wood; and Teaching Shakespeare Institute, photo by staff.

Driving Discovery

l. to r.: Analysis of the Droeshout engraving in a First Folio; Folger Institute scholarly program, photo by Yassine El Mansouri; and Roomful of Teeth, world premiere of The Isle, photo by Yassine El Mansouri.

Creating Experiences

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Lindsay Alexandra Carter (Rosalind) and Antoinette Robinson (Cecilia), As You Like It, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Folger Theatre, photo by Teresa Wood.

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Clockwise, beginning top left: First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour exhibition opening, photo by Yassine El Mansouri; Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf; Painting Shakespeare exhibition opening, photo by Yassine El Mansouri; Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf; Emily Noël with musicians Daniel Meyers and Brian Kay (right), The Second Shepherds’ Play, Folger Consort, photo by Brittany Diliberto.

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Tyehimba Jess, photo by John Midgley.

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First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour, San Diego Public Library, photo by Stacy Keck; Folger website, photo by Robert Dawson.

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At top: Lisa Birnbaum (Mrs. Dashwood), Erin Weaver (Marianne Dashwood), and Maggie McDowell (Elinor Dashwood), Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Eric Tucker, Folger Theatre, photo by Teresa Wood. At bottom: Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, photo by Lloyd Wolf.

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Nancy Howard, Shake Up Your Saturday family program, photo by Teresa Wood.

Transforming Education

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Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, photo by Tracy Russo.

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Clockwise , beginning top left: Teaching Shakespeare Institute, photo by James R. Brantley; Folger Education in a DCPS classroom, photo by Lloyd Wolf; Emily Jordan Folger Children’s Shakespeare Festival, photo by K Ryan; Brews and Banter pre-performance discussion, photo by Teresa Wood; and Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, photo by Tracy Russo.

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Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, photo by Tracy Russo; Students in the audience for the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, photo by Tracy Russo.

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Teaching Shakespeare Institute, photo by James R. Brantley; Cornerstone Festival with DCPS, photo by Chris Hartlove.

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Frankie Mananzan, McKee High School Fellow, photos by Tracy Russo.

Driving Discovery

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Paster Reading Room, photo by Robert Dawson.

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Esther Inglis manuscript of the Psalms in English, photo by Georgianna Ziegler; Conservation Lab, photo by Ben Lauer; Folger Institute scholarly program, photo by Yassine El Mansouri; EMMO Transcribathon at VCU, photo by Kelsey Schaffer /Courtesy VCU Libraries; Folger Institute book display, photo by Yassine El Mansouri.

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Scholar in Paster Reading Room, at left, and William Davis, Digital Photography and Imaging, photos by Robert Dawson.

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At top: Folger Institute scholarly seminar, photo by Robert Dawson. At bottom: Artist Carrie Roy’s Nearly Ghosts 18, commissioned by the Folger and inspired by the First Folio national tour, photo by Yassine El Mansouri.

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Derek Dunne, photos by Yassine El Mansouri.

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Folger Gala, photo by Yassine El Mansouri.

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Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity exhibition opening, photo by Yassine El Mansouri.

Back cover

Martin Droeshout. Portrait of William Shakespeare for the First Folio. Engraving, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library.

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