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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 »


Announcing a Whole New Resource for Teachers!

Exciting news! Starting this month on the Teacher Member level of Forsooth!, our new online home for teachers, we’ll be featuring Expert Teachers in Residence and creating all kinds of opportunities for our Teacher Members to connect with them and with one another. What is this whole “Expert Teacher in Residence” thing? A new program,… Continue Reading »


Did You Know…?

Dearest Teaching Colleagues, Did you know that Folger Education has a new online home for teachers called Forsooth! where anyone who has taken the plunge and become a Teacher Member of the Folger can… …Share summer reading ideas with classroom teachers from over 55 different territories/states? …Watch our Master Class: Teaching Othello—a recorded hour of… Continue Reading »


Holiday Hiatus for the Blog—but Forsooth! Buzzes On!

Teaching Colleagues, Happy holidays to you and yours! We hope the season brings you abundant peace and joy. The Teaching Shakespeare! blog will be taking a short winter break until January 10th, at which point we’ll return with new teaching resources. Think you’ll have a Shakespeare teaching emergency before then? Or maybe you just want… Continue Reading »


Thank you for such a terrific NCTE 2017!

Thanks to all the wonderful people for such a terrific NCTE 2017! We had a great time.   “Shakespeare’s words in their mouths. And it’s fun. And they trust the language and the process.” #NCTE17 pic.twitter.com/RFvt7zdmzb — Folger Education (@FolgerED) November 17, 2017 Choral reading #Shakespeare strategy for ALL kids. Love these teachers. #NCTE17 #Midsummer… Continue Reading »