Folger Blogs

Whatever your interests in Shakespeare, the early modern period, teaching, or rare books, the Folger has a blog for you.

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The CollationThe Collation is a gathering of useful information and observations from staff and researchers at the Folger. The Folger is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts, and this blog seeks to present bite-sized glimpses of the materials found within our walls, along with the questions and answers they prompt.


The Folger SpotlightFolger Theatre annually performs a three-play season of innovative productions designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences, continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. The Spotlight blog offers a behind-the-scenes look into the actors, sets, producers, directors and inspirations of the performances.


Shakespeare & Beyond: Shakespeare & Beyond explores the topics that shape our experience of Shakespeare today: trends in performance, the latest discoveries and scholarship, news stories, hot discussion topics, pop culture, interesting books, new movies, the rich context of theater and literary history, and more. As the word 'beyond' suggests, from time to time Shakespeare & Beyond also covers topics that are not directly linked to Shakespeare, incluidng the subjects of Folger exhibitions on different aspects of his world.


Teaching ShakespeareFor four decades, the Folger's Education Department has been revolutionizing the way Shakespeare is taught in classrooms. Programs and resources have supported teachers in all kinds of schools and students at all ability levels, both locally and nationally, showing how the study of his work deepens knowledge and hones skills across key academic areas. Teaching Shakespeare offers classroom tips, reflections from both teachers and Folger education staff, and updates from the department.