About the Blog

Welcome to Shakespeare & Beyond! Produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare & Beyond 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.

Questions or comments? You can reach us at shakespeareandbeyond@folger.edu.