The Folger Gets a New Director

By Emily Gold Boutilier

The new director of the Folger Shakespeare Library is a pioneer in the digital analysis of Shakespeare’s texts.

Michael Witmore, 43, a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature, joined the Folger—which is administered under the auspices of Amherst College—in July. He succeeds Gail Kern Paster, who retired after nine years. 

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From King James to Charlie Brown

By Katherine Duke '05

The Great First Folio Caper

The Folger’s own Ariel

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“Thys Boke is Myne”

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An image of the youthful king by Thomas Trevelyon

By Emily Gold Boutilier

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imageWashington, D.C., students in the Julius Caesar cast
By Gail Kern Paster

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imageAt the bottom of her copy of Titles of Honor, Lady Anne Clifford noted that she finished reading the book on March 1, 1638.By Gail Kern Paster

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Students perform scenes from Macbeth at the
Folger's Children's Shakespeare Festival.

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