Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

Varsity Shakespeare 2016

Check out what this year’s Lily McKee High School Fellows have been up to! Since September, 16 high school students from 15 public, independent, and home schools all over the DC region have been gathering here at the Folger 1-2 times a week to do all kinds of cool stuff, including conducting original research in the Folger collection, putting scenes from Othello and As You Like It on their feet, seeing live theatre at the Folger and at Chesapeake Shakespeare, and having seminars with leading experts on Shakespeare, performance, history, and literature. I’m completely honored and lucky to be their head teacher (their collaborator and superfan, really) for this adventure. We’ll write again soon with more updates from the field! In the meantime, check out #varsityshx on Twitter or the photos below:

We hope you’ll enjoy this slice of their intense—and intensely joyful—life!