Victorian artists in England painted many portraits of Ophelia, including this one from 1889 by John William Waterhouse.
There’s a newish trend in Shakespeare performance, which is to situate the play in a bar and have least one of the actors be drinking.
A new play by Theresa Rebeck, “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” shows Sarah Bernhardt grappling with one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles: Hamlet.
Ninety documents relating to Shakespeare’s life, including six from the Folger collection, have been added to the UNESCO International Memory of the World register.
Let’s check in with our theater partners with Shakespeare plays onstage in January, sharing a snapshot of Shakespeare in performance around America.
These books and documents from the Folger collection show the many ways an English coronation would be celebrated in the 16th and 17th centuries.