Blogs tagged "william shakespeare"

Experience The Wonder of Will at 400!

Shakespeare poster from Folger
We still pay attention to Shakespeare because, no matter how networked our world becomes, he remains one of the ultimate connectors. — Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare LibraryJoin in The Wonder of Will Live on April 23 to commemorate the joint anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, as the Folger Shakespeare Library hosts an international live streaming event from the historic Paster Reading Room in Washington, D.C.Read More »

Shakespeare's First Folio National Tour 2016

First Folio London 1623, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
“This is a wonderful testimony to the Folger and to the remarkable interest there is in Shakespeare.” —David Kastan, “Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?”Read More »
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“Shakespeare Uncovered” Returns!

Kim Cattrall at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Photo credit: Andrea Southam
Shakespeare’s plays still speak to us, they have resonance—hundreds of plays written since then don’t. And “Shakespeare Uncovered” opens up to this huge American audience—this gold dust—and shows them [that] television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey. If you think that’s good … see what real writing, real authors, and real characters are about.—Jeremy IronsRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

Dig Deep into the Bard with Targeted Activities and "Shakespeare Uncovered"

As the only author explicitly mandated within the Common Core State Standards, we thought we would open up a discussion of how to dig deeply into reading literature with William Shakespeare.CCSS Student Activity, Grades 11 and 12: The meaning of wordsRead More »
Categories Closer Readings