Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.
Shakespeare belongs to you. His world is vast. Come explore. Join us online, on the road, or in Washington, DC.
What we do
We create experiences. People experience Shakespeare and his world in startling new ways with the Folger Shakespeare Library. Professional theater, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, family programs, podcasts, and events engage millions of people—at the Folger, on the road, and online.
We transform education. The Folger Shakespeare Library is revolutionizing the way Shakespeare is taught in classrooms, showing how the study of his work deepens knowledge and hones skills across key academic areas. More than two million teachers and students benefit each year from in-person workshops, lesson plans, webinars, online field trips, and the best-selling Folger Editions of Shakespeare’s plays. The Folger is a leader in performance-based education, which helps to build deep reading skills critical to student success.
We drive discovery. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an international center for Shakespeare scholarship and the study of the early modern period. Each year we welcome hundreds of scholars who use our collection to advance knowledge across dozens of fields. We collaborate with other research institutions to expand access, foster exploration, and share knowledge. Through fellowships, seminars, publications, lectures, and partnerships, we advance the study of Shakespeare and his world.https://www.folger.edu/about
Die Folger Library führt mehrere Blogs, darunter „Shakespeare & Beyond“:
[The blog] features a wide range of Shakespeare-related topics: the early modern period in which he lived, the ways his plays have been interpreted and staged over the past four centuries, the enduring power of his characters and language, and more.
Shakespeare & Beyond also explores the topics that shape our experience of Shakespeare today: trends in performance, the latest discoveries and scholarship, news stories, pop culture, interesting books, new movies, the rich context of theater and literary history, and more. As the word “beyond” suggests, from time to time Shakespeare & Beyond also covers topics that are not directly linked to Shakespeare, including the subjects of Folger exhibitions on different aspects of his world.
Shakespeare & Beyond brings together original writing, updates, and insights by a variety of contributors, complemented by great audio, video, and photos—including image galleries drawn from the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/about/
Eine Übersicht über alle Blogs und die Accounts der Bibliothek bei Facebook, Twitter, Instagram u.a.m. finden Sie auf der Seite „Connect with the Folger“.
Und es gibt natürlich auch einen Wikipedia-Eintrag zur Bibliothek.