T. Charles Erickson
Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner present a startling, supernatural Macbeth. Watch the recorded Folger Theatre 2008 performance online for free through Jul 1, along with eight special features.Watch Shakespeare Online
Through July 1, the Folger and Simon & Schuster Audio are making our full-cast audio recordings of seven Shakespeare plays free to stream. Visit The Folger Shakespeare site to read the full, searchable text of all of Shakespeare's plays, along with scene summaries, essays, and textual notes.Listen to Shakespeare's Plays
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On our Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, scholar Michael Anderegg discusses true (and fictional) stories of Abraham Lincoln and his passion for Shakespeare, why these anecdotes fascinate us, and what they can tell us about Lincoln and about Shakespeare’s place in the American story.Abraham Lincoln and Shakespeare
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The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s works, published in 1623. Without it, 18 of his plays might have been lost forever. Learn more about this remarkable book—and the Folger's collection of First Folios, the largest in the world.The First Folio
Our historic building is undergoing a major renovation to expand public space, improve accessibility, and enhance the experience for all who come here. The project is supported by the $50 million Wonder of Will campaign.Building Renovation
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Shakespeare is our middle name. We are stewards of a precious resource of world heritage and culture—a living tradition that offers something truly elevating.
Folger Theatre's 2020/21 Season
Folger Theatre goes "On The Road" next season at venues across the DC region, with the season opener, A Midsummer Night's Dream, at the National Building Museum on stage this summer. Subscribe today to be the first to know about events and shows, and to enjoy all the benefits that come with being a Folger Theatre subscriber.
Upcoming Folger Events & Programs
Jul 7 - Aug 30Folger Theatre
Jul 19-24Folger Education
Nov 4 - Dec 27Folger Theatre
Feb 17 - Mar 14Folger Theatre
Teaching During COVID-19
Teachers are invited to join Folger Education's weekly teacher conversations and to use free resources for teaching Shakespeare and other complex texts during COVID-19.