SOURCE: Folger Shakespeare Library
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 12:00 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library
Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday
Happy Birthday, Will!
Join the Folger for this beloved annual tradition, as we celebrate the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities.
From Shakespeare performances to stage combat demonstrations to Elizabethan crafts, there’s something for everyone—including birthday cake!
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
Sword fighting demonstrations
Musical and theatrical performances
Tour the Folger reading rooms and see their paintings and stained glass windows
A special appearance by Queen Elizabeth I herself
Discussions from Folger curators and scholars
Readings from the winners of the 2017 Sonnet Contest
And…free birthday cake!
These food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle: DC Slices, BBQ Bus, Captain Cookie and the Milkman, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and The Big Cheese.
Note: This schedule is subject to change if it rains, with outdoor events moving indoors.
12pm Eastern High School Marching Band
12:15pm Swordplay with Casey Kaleba
1pm Nicolo Whimsey
1:45pm Swordplay with Casey Kaleba
2:30pm Six Degree Singers
4pm Cake Cutting Celebration
12pm Shakespeare: Family Fun
12:50pm Shakespeare: Starring You
2pm Reduced Shakespeare Company
2:30pm Battle of the Bard
3:15pm Reduced Shakespeare Company
All Day 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford exhibition with tours, Junior Docent Program
Paster Reading Room
12pm Gravedigger’s Tale
1:15pm Six Degree Singers
2pm WETA Classical Players
3pm WETA Classical Players
New Reading Room
All Day Tours, Shakespeare’s Closet, Folger Collection Coloring, Do-It-Yourself Sonnets
12pm Sonnet Contest readings
1:15pm Madelyn Dundon presents Emily Jordan Folger
2pm Caroline Duroselle-Melish on Folger Exhibitions
3pm Renate Mesmer on Folger Conservation
3:45pm Madelyn Dundon presents Emily Jordan Folger
All Day Tours and DC Public Library Storytelling Hour
12pm Midsummer Puppet Show
1pm Battle of the Bard
2pm Midsummer Puppet Show
3pm Nicolo Whimsey
The Haskell Center
All Day Activities: Build-a-Shield, Illuminated Manuscripts, Shakespeare Portrait Gallery, Print a Quarto, Quill Writing