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Share your Shakespeare Celebrations!

You may have seen the little note in this month’s BardNotes E-Newsletter (not registered yet? SIGN UP HERE!), but we want to know how you’re celebrating April 23rd with your class!

What’s on April 23rd? Shakespeare’s Birthday!

At the Folger we celebrate big-time. After some celebratory lectures and events in the Theatre, we throw a big party for the neighborhood with something for everyone on the Sunday closest to the big day! Reading Room tours and Scholarly Q&A’s in Shakespeare’s Lounge; Elizabethan Crafts and Active Shakespeare Workshops (pictured); Sonnet and Portrait contests; Entertainment and Refreshment; opportunities to learn about Elizabethan life and the Folger Library itself (straight from the mouths of its founders!), and – of course – more!

This time of year is always pretty exciting for us – and since we know everyone loves a good party, we’re sure you’re planning something fun as well! Let us know in the comments (or email educate@folger.edu), and we’ll share ideas submitted by Friday, April 20th  on Tuesday, April 24th!

Anything goes! Classroom performances? CAKE? Essays? CAKEGuerrilla Shakespeare on the playground? CAKE?!? Send us your plans, your pictures, your YouTube links! (Send us a piece of cake, if you want! We certainly won’t say no.)

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