About the Blog

Welcome to Shakespeare & Beyond! Produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, our blog is a current, sometimes playful, and always lively resource on a wide range of Shakespeare topics. Shakespeare & Beyond is created for the great variety of Shakespeare enthusiasts—young and old, from across the US and around the world. It offers a fresh, ever-changing look at the 21st-century world of William Shakespeare and his powerful works and characters.

Shakespeare & Beyond explores the topics that shape our experience of Shakespeare today: trends in performance, the latest discoveries and scholarship, news stories, hot discussion topics, 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.