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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 »


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 »


Throwback Thursday: “A thousand twangling instruments”: Using media production to teach Shakespeare

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published here on our blog on March 22, 2016. I work at a school for students with learning differences, so I’m always looking for ways to create multiple points of access for every text my students study.  One of my favorite ways of doing that is through multimedia creation. … Continue Reading »