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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 »


Language and Literacy Outside the Classroom: Notes from the Rochester Community Players

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 »


Teaching Twelfth Night with Technology: Part Five

by Gene Campbell   Before You Watch   The idea behind this video is a simple one: get your students to immediately get the play on its feet. Here you’ll learn how to help your students take a scene from any of Shakespeare’s plays (though in this case it’s a portion of Act 5, Scene… Continue Reading »