Quiz: In Praise of Shakespeare

The Folger Shakespeare Library building is filled (inside and outside) with inscriptions of quotations by famous writers praising Shakespeare. See if you can successfully fill in the blanks for these quotes


Johnny Cash’s Shakespeare

The Folger’s collection includes a miniature set of Shakespeare’s plays that belonged to the Man in Black himself.



Can you feel the Shakespeare love tonight?

In many ways Simba resembles Prince Hal more than Hamlet, in that he’s also a headstrong prince who disobeys his father but ultimately learns to accept responsibility and claim his throne.


Richard III: Taffety Punk’s Bootleg Shakespeare

Bootleg Shakespeare is not your typical night at the theater: The actors show up on the day of the performance with only their lines memorized; after a few hours of rehearsals, the audience arrives. It’s a summer theater tradition for Washington’s Taffety Punk Theatre Company, which chooses a different Shakespeare play each time. This summer’s… Continue Reading »