Posts By: Ben Lauer

What’s Onstage at Shakespeare Theaters in November

Two Tempests blow onstage this month, in Atlanta, GA, and Bethesda, MD. Meanwhile, Macbeth conquers Seattle. Here’s what the Folger’s Shakespeare theater partners are up to in November.


What’s onstage at Shakespeare theaters in October

The fall harvest is ready, and this year, we’ve got a bumper crop of Shakespeare plays! If you’re in the mood for something spooky, you might enjoy the three productions of Macbeth our theater partners are staging this month, or perhaps the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s The Living Dead. October also features a special anniversary production from… Continue Reading »



Look at Our Bottoms

The Folger has some really fantastic Bottoms. Seriously! Just look at these Bottoms!


20 Shakespeare quotes about love

The word “love” appears 2,146 times in Shakespeare’s collected works (including a handful of “loves” and “loved”). Add to that 59 instances of “beloved” and 133 uses of “loving” and you’ve got yourself a “whole lotta love.” So, what does Shakespeare have to say about love? Here are 20 quotations from the Bard about love.


What theater makers learned from 2020

We asked some of our Shakespeare theater partners what the events of 2020 had illuminated for them about Shakespeare and theater.


A Folger Summer Reading List

Check out summer reading recommendations from friends, colleagues, and partners.


Your guide to streaming Shakespeare in March

Streaming platforms are a great way to get some Shakespeare while you’re social distancing. Here’s what’s streaming now, featuring Anthony Hopkins, Bollywood, “The Twilight Zone,” and more.