38 min

Michael Witmore The State of Shakespeare

    • Performing Arts

Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1ViolaMay 30, 2021

















The Folger Shakespeare Library stands in a prominent place in our nation’s capital.  Since its founding, the building, its architecture, contents, and programming have been thoughtfully curated with this in mind.  Dr. Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, reveals how Shakespeare’s works influenced our nation’s founders and helped to shape a philosophy of government and the very structure of our constitution.  We also learn how the Folger Library continues to nurture the thought leaders of today and is creating astonishing digital resources for the future.







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Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1ViolaMay 30, 2021

















The Folger Shakespeare Library stands in a prominent place in our nation’s capital.  Since its founding, the building, its architecture, contents, and programming have been thoughtfully curated with this in mind.  Dr. Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, reveals how Shakespeare’s works influenced our nation’s founders and helped to shape a philosophy of government and the very structure of our constitution.  We also learn how the Folger Library continues to nurture the thought leaders of today and is creating astonishing digital resources for the future.







Click here to follow along with the text.







Click here for a Scanned Version of the text.

38 min