Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library opened in 1932 as a gift to the United States from Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily Jordan Folger. Located in Washington, DC, the Library continues to be administered by a board of governors from Amherst College, Mr. Folger’s alma mater. As one might imagine, the site has a great deal to offer those looking for materials related to Shakespeare, and the “Discover Shakespeare” area is a good place to start in this regard. In this area, visitors can learn about
Shakespeare’s life, his works, and even view images from some of his rare folios held by the Library. Scholars and others will find that the “Use the Collection” area is invaluable as well. Here visitors can learn about fellowship programs offered by the Library, and more importantly, they can also browse through their digital collection, which contains over 20,000 images. These images include books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, and letters. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive electronic news updates and also learn about their upcoming theatrical productions. [KMG]
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