Posts Categorized: Staging-shakespeare


What’s your favorite Shakespeare play?

You’d think I’d have a better answer to the question, “What’s your favorite Shakespeare play?” — but it’s complicated. I have favorite lines, of course; favorite speeches, favorite characters. But as beautiful and complicated as Shakespeare can be on the page, for me he lives and dies on the stage, and like all rich banquets,… Continue Reading »


Excerpt – “A Short History of Shakespeare in Performance” by Richard Schoch

How have directors sought to make Shakespeare productions relevant to contemporary political issues? What is it about these plays that makes them so politically resonant? Richard Schoch (Queen’s University Belfast) explores these questions in the excerpt below, taken from A Short History of Shakespeare in Performance, which was recently published as part of Cambridge University… Continue Reading »


Where to find Shakespeare in June

This month, Shakespeare theaters across the country are bringing live theater back! Take a look at what the Folger’s theater partners have onstage this month, along with virtual talks, online streaming shows, and audio productions.


Not of an age: The history behind Ian McKellen’s Hamlet

In June, Ian McKellen will take the stage as the title character in Hamlet at the Theatre Royal Windsor. McKellen is no stranger to the role: he played Hamlet in Prospect Theatre Company’s touring production a half century ago. It may seem surprising to find an octogenarian—McKellen turns 82 this month—playing the part of the… Continue Reading »


Where to find Shakespeare in May

Check out awesome performances and programs from Shakespeare theaters across the United States this month.


Where to Find Shakespeare in April

Find out how Shakespeare theaters across the United States are celebrating the Bard’s birthday this year.


Where to find Shakespeare in March

There are lots of places to watch and listen to Shakespeare online this March, especially for fans of “Julius Caesar” and “Hamlet.”



Where to Find Shakespeare in February

Check out innovative online plays and programs in February from the members of the Folger’s Shakespeare Theater Partnership Program.