This woodblock was used to print an illustration of lettuce in a 16th-century herbal. Learn more about the technology of printing in a new Folger exhibition, Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare. Feb 24 – Jun 3Beyond Words
Renowned actor Derek Jacobi talks about the Shakespearean role for which he is best known, Hamlet, in the first part of a two-part interview on the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast.Derek Jacobi: Playing Hamlet
A newly acquired Bible in a fine Restoration binding, bound with a copy of the Book of Common Prayer and the Whole Book of Psalms, was selected partly for its resemblance to another binding already in the Folger collection, shown here.Beautiful Book Bindings
The Folger Institute and the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) have created a new fellowship for scholars of the British world who are working on topics from the early modern period through to the present day. Apply by Mar 1.Announcing a New Fellowship
Yassine El Mansouri Photography
Folger board member Vinton Cerf, a Google executive known as one of the “fathers of the Internet,” is the 2018 Gala Co-Chair along with his wife, Sigrid. The annual gala will take place Mon, Apr 16.Vinton Cerf Chairs 2018 Gala
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Our collections, spanning history from the Renaissance onward, and our educational and public programs support the value of pluralism and an open society in which all people contribute and all are treated with respect.
Shakespeare's romantic tale on stage March 13
Aaron Posner directs Shakespeare's spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy, and redemption, celebrating the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. On stage March 13 - April 22, 2018.
Il Lauro Verde: February 23 - 25
Folger Consort performs four concerts of Italian music from the blossoming of the Renaissance to the Baroque, with pieces by Monteverdi and other 17th-century luminaries. With soprano Jolle Greenleaf, and guest musicians and vocalists from Brescia, Italy, Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli.
Poetry in response to art at The Phillips Collection: March 22
Renowned poets Sherwin Bitsui and Paisley Rekdal respond to the exhibition 10 Artists After Paul Klee at The Phillips Collection. View the exhibition before the reading with your ticket. Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm.
Upcoming at the Folger
Feb 23Talks, Screenings, & More
Feb 23-25Folger Consort
Feb 26Talks, Screenings, & More
Mar 15Talks, Screenings, & More
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