Share Your Shakespeare Story



In 2016, the Folger is celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, and you can too! We are inviting the world to share their personal experiences and connections with Shakespeare and his works.

Follow the steps below to make your own video. Then share it using #MySHX400!

Need inspiration? Explore our collection of Your Shakespeare Stories, or this selection of featured videos.

Step 1: Make a video

Use your smart phone or other device to record a video of yourself answering one of the questions below. (If you'd like, jazz up your video by printing out one of our art cards or props. There's a crown, a dagger, a rose, and more.)
  • What does Shakespeare mean to you?
  • When did you first connect with Shakespeare?
  • Which words and lines from Shakespeare do you love the most and why?
  • Share your favorite Shakespeare quote.
  • Tell us about your favorite play and why it is your favorite.
  • Which Shakespeare character speaks to you and why?
  • What is the most memorable production of Shakespeare that you’ve seen?
  • When did you first read or see Shakespeare?
For Hamlet lovers …
For teachers …
  • What’s your favorite Shakespeare play to teach and why?
  • Try this lively lesson and have your students share their Shakespeare stories too!

Step 2: Share your video

Share your Shakespeare Story on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to use #MySHX400.


Step 3: Tag your friends

Invite your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share their stories too!


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