Digital Experiences and Resources

Homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Folger is open online.

Watch and read Shakespeare plays

Watch | Full recorded performance of Folger Theatre's 2008 Macbeth, conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, with eight special features, streaming on YouTube for free

Read | The complete text of Shakespeare's plays and poems, along with textual notes, scene summaries, and commentary

Tune into virtual events — and revisit past ones

Folger Gala: A virtual evening of wit, entertainment, and celebration (recorded Sep 14, 2020)

Shakespeare Lightning Round: A fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show on Instagram Live

Words, Words, Words: A Virtual Monthly Book Club: A free book club to discuss novels inspired by Shakespeare and the early modern era

Critical Race Conversations: A series of free online sessions hosted by Folger Institute to address an expansive range of topics in the field of early modern critical race studies

ENCORES: A weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the Folger stage

See a full list of events

Enjoy our blogs and podcast

Blogs
Podcast

Choose from 150 (and counting) episodes of the Folger's Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, featuring interviews with actors, directors, scholars, and more.

Discover more podcasts and recordings

Listen to Spotify music playlists

Discover fun for families

Shakespeare for Kids: Activities, materials, and games for kids about Shakespeare, his plays, his life, and his times

Color our Collection: Coloring sheets of images from the Folger collection

Find resources and support for teachers

Folger Teaching: Become a teacher member of the Folger and receive access to lesson plans and professional development from Folger Education.

Teaching During COVID-19: Find resources and watch recorded conversations with teachers from the first few months of the pandemic.

Explore the Folger collection

The Folger Digital Collection: LUNA and Miranda

Shakespeare Documented: Browse our online resource documenting Shakespeare's life in his own time, with primary sources contributed from the Folger, the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, the British Library, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the National Archives UK, and other institutions.

Get research assistance

Online Resources: These resources are available to aid students and scholars with their research on Shakespeare and the early modern period.

Ask a Librarian: Folger reference librarians are still available to answer many of your questions through an online form or scheduling a virtual reference call.

Shakespeare's Birthday at Home 

Our revels may have ended but please enjoy our video recordings of live events and continue to #ShareYourShakeseare with us on social media using activities and resources from our Shakespeare's birthday at home global celebration this past April 23, in collaboration with our friends at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Share a favorite speech or take a selfie as your favorite Shakespearean character, draw a picture or perform a scene, write a sonnet or bake a cake in honor of the Bard, or enjoy a talk from our virtual events or create your own Macbeth watch party or enjoy the recording of ours with the cast.