Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

The Folger Method: The What and How of Teaching ANY Literature

Check out our latest Bard Notes! If you want to get these notes straight to your inbox, SUBSCRIBE! Teaching Colleagues, Hello, hello, hello! We know where you are…sailing along, w-a-a-a-y into the semester. Changing lives almost every minute of every day even though—oh my—it doesn’t feel like that a lot of days. It’s true though…. Continue Reading »


DC Students Take Over the Folger Theatre

I never knew a Shakespeare play could be that good.” -A Student post-performance This Fall, the Folger was eager to welcome over 500 students to our Student Matinee performances of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1, directed by Rosa Joshi, on September 26th and October 3rd. Of the 500 students, 250 were DC students representing 6… Continue Reading »



Welcome, Lily McKee High School Fellows of 2019!

The Folger Shakespeare Library is delighted to welcome a new cohort of wildly inquisitive and imaginative students! This year’s Lily McKee High School Fellows hail from a range of local high schools and have just begun their adventure of exploring Shakespeare from all kinds of perspectives. From September 9th to December 9th, McKee Fellows will… Continue Reading »


Summer Professional Development with Folger Education—Online! 

It’s the home stretch! As you wind up this school year and look to summer and beyond, we hope you’ll let us help you refresh, recharge, and revamp. Please join Folger Education and a great group of like-minded teachers for all kinds of online professional development this summer! Save the dates below, and keep an… Continue Reading »


CHAT WITH SKIP NICHOLSON AND THE FOLGER TEACHING FAMILY!

Please join us on the Teacher Member level of Forsooth! (teachingshakespeare.folger.edu) for two weeks of special access to and professional learning with Skip Nicholson, beloved mentor teacher in the Folger family, high school English teacher for over 40 years, AP English and NCTE superstar, and faculty at UC-Riverside Extension! On Thursday, May 10th, at 8:00PM… Continue Reading »