Four centuries after he wrote them, the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare endure as a source of entertainment and fascination. His friend and literary rival Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
The Fairfax Network returns to the Folger Shakespeare Library to examine one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters, Richard III—a character audiences love to hate. We analyze key passages that underscore issues of power and deception. Students will identify how Shakespeare’s play wreaks evil through language and performance.
Folger Director, Dr. Michael Witmore, discusses how a play written over 400 years ago still resonates with today's audience.
The Folger, located in Washington, D.C., houses the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials and is dedicated to providing educators with outstanding classroom resources.