The Wonder of Will; 400 Years of Shakespeare From the Folger Library
"Join us in 2016 for The Wonder of Will, celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy through special events, exhibitions, performances, and more — online, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and across the United States!"
Watch The Wonder of Will Live on April 23 as we commemorate the day of Shakespeare's birth and death.
How do we know Shakespeare's plays? For many of them, the answer is one book: the 1623 First Folio. Without it, 18 plays, including Macbeth and The Tempest, could have been lost. In 2016, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare brings the First Folio to 50 states, Washington, and Puerto Rico.
In 2016, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare will bring the First Folio to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels, digital content, and local events, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger. Find the closest tour location to you.
In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the Gravedigger appears briefly in Act V to perform a comic exchange with a fellow gravedigger before speaking to Hamlet and presenting him with the jester Yorick's skull. Our Gravedigger arrives with a trunk and a book and answers "questions" from the audience with pieces of text from Hamlet.
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