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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 [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.

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.


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Early modern drama

Folger Institute

Folger Theatre


Public programs

William Shakespeare's works‏‎