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Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. Learn more at http://www.folger.edu/.

Timeline of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Theatre annually performs a three-play season of innovative productions designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences, continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft.

Designed to make Shakespeare's plays and poems available to all readers, the Folger editions provide accurate texts in modern spelling and punctuation, as well as scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, many pictures clarifying Shakespeare's language, and notes recording all significant departures from the early printed versions.

Exhibitions at the Folger acts as the repository for past exhibits displayed in the Folger's Great Hall since the late 1970s.

The Folger Institute brings together the resources of the library and more than 40 universities to encourage and advance humanities research and learning through long- and short-term fellowships, seminars, conferences, workshops, and colloquia.

Web archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library shows the institution's attention to preserving not only its rare materials, but also its digital presence across the many Digital resources at the Folger.

William Shakespeare's plays and William Shakespeare's poems bring together all the possible ways to access these texts, using the Folger's online catalog, Hamnet, the LUNA digital image collection, and Folger Digital Texts.


The categories below contain many articles connected with each theme. Follow the links below in order to explore a wide variety of articles generally sorted into each topic.

The category Early modern drama collects plays written by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

For decades, Folger Theatre has presented cutting edge, high quality productions of William Shakespeare's plays and adaptations of his works. Use this category to discover past, present, and upcoming productions.

Each type of course at the Folger Institute, including seminars, conferences, workshops, and colloquia has its own category, or you can explore Institute offerings by year (for example, the courses offered in 2004-2005). Our [[::Category:Scholar|Scholar's pages]] allow you to explore a researcher's interactions with the Institute, including their long- and short-term fellowships.

To explore the Folger's wide variety of Public programs, use this category to learn more about the many ways we share Shakespeare with the public.

William Shakespeare's works‏‎ have stood the test of time over hundreds of years—use this category to explore them all.