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Reading Suggestions

About the First Folio

  • The First Folio of Shakespeare, W.M. Blayney, 1991
  • Shakespeare and the Book, David Scott Kastan, 2001
  • The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio, Emma Smith, 2016
  • The Shakespeare Thefts, Eric Rasmussen, 2011

About the Folgers and the First Folio

  • The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays, 2015
  • Collecting Shakespeare, Stephen H. Grant, 2014

About Shakespeare's Time

Video Suggestions: For Acting

Royal Shakespeare Company, Playing Shakespeare, John Barton

Patrick Stewart Soliloquy on B

Video Suggestions: For Publishing

Kenneth Galbraith explains the hand printing press

Mark Andersson explains the book binding process

Video: Teaching in the Secondary Classroom

Watch interviews with several Shakespeare scholars from Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Sheffield discussing Current Shakespeare Scholarship in the Secondary Classroom

Website Suggestions

The Folger Shakespeare Library
An independent research library in Washington, D.C. that is home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection.

Teach & Learn | The Folger Shakespeare Library
Resources for the classroom, including teacher-created modules and an overview of Shakespeare's plays.

The MIT Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive
A collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata by scholars and educators in the field.

Shakespeare Electronic Archive
Electronic texts and images, including all of the pages from the First Folio

Interactive Exhibition Website
Browse this interactive site on your smartphone, which supplements each panel at the First Folio installation. Content includes videos, images, and activities for guests to explore at the exhibition or at home.

The First Folio Book Reader
View a fully digitized version of one of the Folger Shakespeare Library's First Folios.

Shakespeare Documented
Online exhibition presents hundreds of documents collected from all over the world documenting Shakespeare in his own time.