Teaching Shakespeare!

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Posts Tagged: Elizabethan theatre

Peggy Says: A Walk on the Wild Side

Lots of buzz around the Folger these days because Janet Griffin, Artistic Producer of the Folger Theatre, and Robert Richmond, director of our upcoming production of Richard III, are taking a walk on the wild side. You know about the theatre here, right?  Background in case you don’t:  Folks here sometimes call the Folger Theatre… Continue Reading »


“Be truly welcome hither.” (As You Like It, II.7)

Looking for something epic to do this summer? Gather up your family and friends! Join us for Folger’s Shakespeare Summer Adventure! This summer, the Great Hall is closed for renovation. That means Folger is offering several smaller exhibits for families and friends to enjoy. Nelson Mandela served 18 years as a political prisoner at Robben… Continue Reading »


'Tis Much When Scepters Are in Children's Hands

Once a year, for a wonderful week, we throw open the doors of Folger Theatre and invite elementary children, grades three through six, to share Shakespeare. Our stage has been full of Puck, Oberon, Titania, Nick Bottom, Peter Quince, Romeo, Juliet, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear and his daughters. These young students are a… Continue Reading »