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School children helping out at Mary Arden's FarmFrom the collections
  • Lets Talk Shakespeare: How did actors learn their lines?

    Mon 30 Nov 2015

    9th November 2015 saw the launch of the first episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, a ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.   Each Monday a new podcast will be posted on our…

  • Takeover Day 2015!

    Fri 27 Nov 2015

    On Friday 2oth November, we welcomed Year 6 children from Bridgetown Primary School to the Collections Department as part of Takeover Day.  This is a national initiative for young people to get involved in the work of arts and heritage…

  • Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed Pencil

    Mon 14 Sep 2015

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by…
  • From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth Folios

    Fri 10 Jul 2015

    In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…