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What Performing Shakespeare’s Language Taught Me (Part III)

Each year, through the generous support of the Lily St. John McKee Memorial Fund, Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes a cohort of high school juniors and seniors into the home of the world’s largest Shakespeare collection to work with leading scholars and artists, conduct original research in the Folger collection, and perform scenes from Shakespeare for… Continue Reading »


What Performing Shakespeare’s Language Taught Me (Part II)

Each year, through the generous support of the Lily St. John McKee Memorial Fund, Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes a cohort of high school juniors and seniors into the home of the world’s largest Shakespeare collection to work with leading scholars and artists, conduct original research in the Folger collection, and perform scenes from Shakespeare for… Continue Reading »


What Performing Shakespeare’s Language Taught Me (blog series)

Each year, through the generous support of the Lily St. John McKee Memorial Fund, Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes a cohort of high school juniors and seniors into the home of the world’s largest Shakespeare collection to work with leading scholars and artists, conduct original research in the Folger collection, and perform scenes from Shakespeare for… Continue Reading »


Announcing Webinar Wednesdays!

Happy New Year! We at the Folger are excited to offer new opportunities for us to connect and new ways for Folger professional development to help you continue to do the most important work on the planet—teaching! Announcing a new professional development series, just for Teacher Members: WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS! If you missed us at NCTE… Continue Reading »


Join us at NCTE 2019—and online!

Dear Teaching Colleagues: Will we see you at NCTE 2019 in Baltimore? We hope so! Add these 3 things to your conference plans: Gain practical strategies, text suggestions, and handouts in our 6 sessions, led by Folger staff in collaboration with amazing teachers from all over the country. Learn all about the Folger Method and… Continue Reading »



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 »