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GET MORE JOKES. Pop culture, movies, television, popular songs, books—Shakespeare is everywhere and in almost everything we engage with in our daily lives. Learning how Shakespeare “lies beneath” so much contemporary culture only makes it more fun.

Have fun with a Shakespeare list, at right.

Want to go back to the original sources and read the plays? Visit Folger Digital Texts.

Interested in Shakespeare’s influence in the 21st century? Check out Shakespeare & Beyond.

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PLUG IN for 30 delightful minutes with today’s brightest thinkers and cultural icons on Shakespeare.

Our Shakespeare Unlimited podcast challenges myths, unearths new discoveries, makes fresh connections, and shows Shakespeare’s relevance across disciplines and time.

Sample one of our popular episodes, at left.

Subscribe to Shakespeare Unlimited and enjoy a new insightful conversation every two weeks!

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GET SMART. Enjoy our lively, always enlightening, and often playful Shakespeare & Beyond blog.

Three times a week we’re sharing fresh takes on Shakespeare and his world, including:

What’s in the Folger vault?
We take you behind the scenes of the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

Curious about #EarlyModernFoodie trends?
Food historians share the tastes of the Renaissance and modern spins on Elizabethan recipes.

Interested in new discoveries about Shakespeare?
We cover all the headlines.

Wonder which Shakespeare plays are being performed around the country?
We showcase what’s on stage at Shakespeare theaters around the country every month.

Want to challenge thyself?
Our quizzes test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his plays.