What’s onstage at Shakespeare theaters in July

Each month, we take a look at what’s onstage at our theater partners across the country. Find your region and see what shakin’ (like, Shake-speare—get it?) near you.


Quiz: Which copy of “Midsummer” are you?

The Folger’s collection includes a lot of editions of Shakespeare’s plays; some copies of these editions have their own, unique stories. Which of these special copies of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream matches your personality? Take our quiz to find out.


Shakespeare’s patriotic empathy

Austin Tichenor writes about Shakespeare’s history plays, the political considerations of the day, and patriotic portrayals centuries later.




Thomas Jefferson and Shakespeare

“Shakespeare must be singled out by one who wishes to learn the full powers of the English language,” Thomas Jefferson wrote.


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