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Celebrating Shakespeare at the Folger

We are delighted to share these glimpses of the Folger’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations and fundraising gala, snapped by our valued contributor Stephen Grant.   For Stephen’s most recent post, containing his fascinating account of...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Apr 2018

Stephen H. Grant on “Collecting Shakespeare”

Stephen H. Grant, distinguished member of and longtime contributor to the Blogging Shakespeare community talks about Henry and Emily Folger, and their lifelong engagement of collecting Shakespeare. The post Stephen H. Grant on “Collecting Shakespeare”...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2018

Folger curator shares new Shakespeare discoveries

This blog post by Esther French originally appeared on the Folger’s Shakespeare & Beyond blog. Folger Curator of Manuscripts Heather Wolfe dropped a bombshell in The New York Times this past week: Newly discovered depictions...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 6 Jul 2016

Who Just Declared Their Love for Teachers on International TV?

Loads of smart, famous people, that’s who. What’s more, the program wasn’t even really supposed to be about teaching or school. It was about Shakespeare. But—no big surprise here—it seems that for many actors, community leaders,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 28 Apr 2016

“William’s My Man… Your Books Still Poppin’!” (and Other Awesome Texts from Your Classrooms)

Thank you, teachers and students everywhere, for texting Will Shakespeare your fabulous birthday messages! We’re sharing a few today on this blog and on Twitter (@FolgerEd), and we’ll even read some more on The Wonder of Will LIVE, our live...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 20 Apr 2016

Shakespeare 400: This Week Is THE Week!

Woo Hoo!  This is the birthday and deathday week. And this could be the week of a tiny bit of creative mayhem in your classes.   On Saturday, the 23rd, the Folger will host an international live streaming event—called The Wonder of Will...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Apr 2016

About a Book

By Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger   A title page on a Shakespearean printing press. (Image: Folger Library) A few weeks ago, I had the chance to participate in a printing workshop at Folger using a replica of a printing press like the ones used in Shakespeare’s...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Sep 2015

DITCH THE SECOND DAY SYLLABUS AND READ SHAKESPEARE INSTEAD!

By Jennie K. Brown   Jennie K Brown’s class reads Shakespeare. (Image: Jennie K. Brown) After my summer experience at the Folger Shakespeare Library, I decided that I was going to get my students up and moving around my classroom in some...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 1 Sep 2015

What Do Old Books and Shakespeare Have to Do with DC Teens?

By Folger Education   According to students at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School, a lot. When Ashley Bessicks’ students finished their Hamlet unit, her 10th grade students at Phelps ACE High School, a DC public...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 16 Jun 2015

451 Years Old—and Still Full of Life!

By Folger Education   Happy 451st, Will! Today is when people all over the world traditionally celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and we’re thrilled to bring you even more ideas for marking this occasion. Thanks to all the teachers, students,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Apr 2015

Shakespeare’s Birthday at the Folger

By Folger Education Thanks to everyone who celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with us on Sunday. Check back here on Thursday for a full report—and more birthday ideas from our teaching colleagues!   In the meantime, enjoy these photos...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 21 Apr 2015

3 Wonderful and Witty Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

By Folger Education   Shakespeare’s birthday is around the corner (April 23rd), and we’ve been collecting your ideas for celebrating his 451st. To kick off this year’s festivities, we’re thrilled to share these 3 fabulous...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 16 Apr 2015

Enter Poet: Emily Dickinson, the Folger, and a Lock of Hair

By Corinne Viglietta   Happy National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we share with you a special poem inspired by the poet Claudia Emerson’s visit to our very own Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s a beautiful meditation on the life of an author—not...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 9 Apr 2015

Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Technology: Part Two

By Folger Education   Here’s another great teaching video on Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this time from Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014 alum and English teacher Alli Gubanich.   Here’s Alli’s message for you as you watch...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 31 Mar 2015

All Work and Also Play…

By Danielle Drakes   “High School teachers, you are the keepers of the flame.” – Dr. Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education     Earlier this month, the Folger Shakespeare Library collaborated with WQED’s August...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Mar 2015

Who Were the Folgers?

by Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger Emily Jordan Folger and Henry Clay Folger by Frank O. Salisbury. (Folger Collection) Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger were great collectors of Shakespeare in the early 20th century. Believing that Shakespeare represented...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Mar 2015

Fun with the First Folio

By Corinne Viglietta TSI2014 participants create “folios”. (Photo: James Brantley) Last week, Mike LoMonico shared big news about the national tour of First Folios from the Folger vault. Now that you know where the Folio will be in your state,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 10 Mar 2015

The Folios Are Coming! The Folios Are Coming!

By Michael LoMonico The First Folio (Photo: Luna) One week ago, we announced the selected cities for the Traveling Tour of First Folios, and it was immediately posted on Facebook. Within a few days, there were nearly 200 comments. We were amazed at the...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Mar 2015

More Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

By Folger Education Thanks, teaching colleagues, for sharing your responses to our last post! From technology to performance, here are some of YOUR suggestions for getting started with Shakespeare. Enjoy! Last year the following worked beautifully to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Feb 2015

5 Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

by Corinne Viglietta Students working with Shakespeare’s text. (Photo credit: Lloyd Wolf)   New semester, new plays! A lot of teachers are kicking off, or getting ready to kick off, a Shakespeare unit, so we thought we’d talk about what to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Feb 2015

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