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 »
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Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting individual lessons from our CrossTalk education project, Essential Everyday Bravery: Thinking and Talking about Identity and Difference in Your Classroom. To learn more, check out the CrossTalk webpage. Today’s lesson comes from Baltimore teacher Amber Phelps, who gets students thinking deeply about identity and vulnerability… Continue Reading »
Big thanks to everyone who made this year’s 9-day Secondary School Shakespeare Festival a total blast! Enjoy these photos of Festival goers from all kinds of classrooms in all kinds of schools all over the DC area. O joyful days!
Over the summer, the Rochester Community Players decided to try something we had never done before—put together a Shakespeare-specific summer youth program. Peter Scribner, president of the RCP’s Shakespeare Players, envisioned from the start a program that would have Rochester kids out doing Shakespeare, rather than passively reading the text. To implement this plan, he… Continue Reading »
“Who would you choose? Benedict Cumberbatch or Michael Fassbender?” “Cumberbatch!” “But have you seen the new Michael Fassbender trailer? It looks amazing!” It is the first meeting of the school year for my Shakespeare Society’s Executive Board. Although it has been months since we all met, our table is brimming with enthusiasm, excitement, and… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education We’re in the middle of our first-ever Summer Academy: a jam-packed week of learning with 29 passionate teachers from all kinds of schools all over the country. You’ll be hearing from them in the coming months as they reflect on their time at the Folger and take this week’s big ideas… Continue Reading »
By: Stefanie Jochman At the end of the year, no matter how I try to avoid it, I always end up feeling like that frazzled owl in the popular “Teacher at the end of the year” Facebook meme, but this time, I’m not going to worry so much about smoothing my feathers. One lesson… Continue Reading »
We had so much fun at last week’s 2015 Emily Jordan Folger Children’s Shakespeare Festival we wanted to share more images of the kids and the great day they had at the Folger.
By Diana Darwin and Nancy Howard Imagine children, not much taller than yardsticks, clearly and passionately performing lines from Romeo and Juliet. Simply dressed in blue T-shirts for the Montagues, red T-shirts for the Capulets, and yellow tees for the Prince and his family (a few wore mustaches and many carried swords), they projected… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education The testimonials keep coming in, and they’re so much more compelling than anything we could say about the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival. Thank you, festival friends! And happy reading, teachers everywhere! I am an 8th grader at Center City Public Charter School. My class performed the play A Midsummer Night’s… Continue Reading »