We asked our followers on Twitter to share some stories about a time they experienced Shakespeare with their families. We got so many responses! Here are just a few of our favorites, but you can see more on Twitter. Add your story in the comments below or tweet it to @FolgerLibrary.
When my niece was eight, she saw a @PublicTheaterNY production of TWELFTH NIGHT and laughed so hard she literally fell out of her seat. When she got up, she asked "Did Shakespeare write any more comedies?" She's been a fan ever since.
— broadwayandme (@broadwayandme) November 15, 2017
Each night of their lives as I tuck my daughters (now 16 and 18) into bed, I whisper in their ears, "Good night sweet princess and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Very sweet until my older daughter read "Hamlet" as a senior! Now, it's complicated.
— Melissa Wolfe (@MelissaWolfe24) November 15, 2017
Flew to London to see Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet and, at the last minute, invited a friend who was there studying to see it with me. Married 23 years, we consider that our first date. Celebrated our 20th seeing him in Macbeth.
— Val (@ccstarrysea) November 15, 2017
— Blaire Baron (@BlaireBaron) November 17, 2017
My Polish parents came to see me perform in Henry IV Part 1 at the Folger Theatre in 2008. Both of them said, "You did a nice job. We have no idea what you said, but you did a very nice job."
— AbsolutMarek (@MarekKrawczyk) November 16, 2017
I took a tour of Folger for my bachelorette party! My sister arranged it.
— Sarah Fitzgerald (@msfitz302) November 15, 2017
My mother bought me Folger's edition of Hamlet when I was 12. There, sitting on a green shag carpet in Wise, Virginia, I found my life's work.
— Matt Carter (@MrShaxper) November 15, 2017
— Grace Kathryn (@TheGraceKathryn) November 15, 2017