If you’re a fan of the Bard, here are some D.C. spots to check out in time for the writer’s birthday on April 23!
Everyone remembers Shakespeare, the famous British writer, right? We’ve all had to read one or more of his works for some class or another in our school careers. But, for fans like myself, this wasn’t such a pain in the neck! It was easy to get lost in his vivid prose, to sympathize with or get frustrated with his characters and their actions, and to enjoy the old-time jokes that he would sneak into his works. If what I described above sounds like you, sit for a spell and read on because you’ll find two interesting places in D.C. to check out in time for his upcoming birthday!
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Where: 610 F Street NW
Contact Information: Visit the website or call 202-547-3230/202-546-9447
Do you love the drama of seeing his works performed on the stage or screen? Then, why don’t you look into The Shakespeare Theatre Company! It’s our own little piece of the U.K. right here in the U.S.! The Shakespeare Theatre Company puts on fantastic representations of Shakespeare’s works at multiple locations around D.C. What play would you be interested in seeing come to life here?
Folger Shakespeare Library
Where: 201 East Capitol Street, SE
Contact Information: Visit the website or call 202-544-4600/202-544-7077
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a Shakespeare-lover’s paradise! The library has the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials, from his time period to ours, according to the website! They display these materials — books, prints, and manuscripts — in exhibitions that can change from time to time. Can you imagine being close enough to touch Shakespeare’s first folio?
The fun doesn’t stop there though. The library also holds performances in their Folger Theatre and has events going on throughout the year! For the famous wordsmith’s birthday, they’re hosting a free event that includes performances, demonstrations, and so much more!
Which of Shakespeare’s works is YOUR favorite? WIll you be celebrating his birthday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!