When you introduce your students to Shakespeare, you’re introducing a new generation to a playwright who has profoundly shaped the past four centuries of the English language.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, is a valuable resource for understanding more about the Bard and his cultural influence.
An exhibition showing through June 15 at the Folger celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birthday year with “some of our favorite things” from the Folger collection. If you’re in the DC area, come and see Shakespeare’s the Thing for yourself. And for those Shakespeare lovers farther afield, you can explore the online exhibition. Feed your mind and learn something new about Shakespeare!
Also, check out this series of two-minute videos that we’re starting here at the Folger: “Inside the Collection.” When you open the door to the vault… well, you find some really interesting things.