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Shakespeare as a Starting Point

2024 Reading Room Keynote

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Dates Thu, Jan 25, 2024, 6pm

Tickets $20; $15 for Members and Subscribers ($35 - Festival Pass)

Folger Director Michael Witmore and Folger Director of Programming Karen Ann Daniels kick off this year’s festival by discussing what Shakespeare means to scholars and artists, thinking about how both can use his works as points of departure to explore new meanings.


Festival Pass – $35

Access to all Festival open rehearsals, readings, screenings, and conversations.

All-Access Pass – $75

Everything in the Festival Pass, plus invitations to the opening and closing parties.

Students – Free admission to readings and conversations

Admitted free one-half hour before event start time, with a valid ID

Michael Witmore

Michael Witmore

Karen Ann Daniels

Karen Ann Daniels