May 24, 2022

Free Access to Streaming Audio and Video From the Folger Shakespeare Library

From the Folger Shakespeare Library COVID-19 Updates Page:

In support of learning and enjoyment, the Folger is sharing resources for watching and listening to Shakespeare’s plays, together with our publishing partner Simon & Schuster Audio.

Watch | Full recorded performance of Folger Theatre’s 2008 Macbeth, conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, with eight special features, streaming on YouTube

Listen | Full-cast audio recordings, produced by Folger Theatre, of seven Shakespeare plays: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Richard III, and Romeo and Juliet 

These videos and audio recordings will be available for free streaming through July 1, 2020, complementing the full text of Shakespeare’s plays on the Folger Shakespeare site, along with textual notes, scene summaries, and commentary.

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