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Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre and its collection

Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Library, nestled in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, is an independent library that boasts one of the largest collections of printed works by William Shakespeare. It also serves as a major repository of rare materials from the modern era, spanning from 1500 to 1750. This makes it a significant destination for those interested in literature, history, and the works of Shakespeare.

More than a Library: The Folger Theatre and Events

The Folger Shakespeare Library is not just a library, but also includes the Folger Theatre. Here, visitors can enjoy plays inspired by the Shakespearean repertoire. The library also hosts a variety of other events, including poetry readings, music performances, exhibitions, seminars, lectures, and family programs. This wide range of activities makes the library a dynamic and engaging destination for tourists.

A Historic Landmark: The Library Building

Adding to its appeal, the building of the Folger Shakespeare Library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This recognition underscores the architectural and historical significance of the library, making it a noteworthy stop for tourists interested in American history and architecture.

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Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre
East Capitol Street Southeast 201
Washington DC

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East Capitol Street Southeast 201, Washington D.C.

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