May 26, 2018

Today in History: William Shakespeare

Grand Shakespearian festival the greatest works of the master mind presented in a most sumptuous manner

Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features William Shakespeare, baptized on this day in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, because babies generally were baptized about three days after birth. Learn about the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access Shakespeare’s works and other resources related to the bard.

Works by William Shakespeare

The First Folio of Shakespeare

Audio recordings of works by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare image set

Historical U.S. newspaper coverage related to William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in America primary source set

Shakespeare on television and film bibliography

From the Catbird Seat blog posts

In Custodia Legis blog posts

Library of Congress blog posts

Teaching with the Library of Congress blog posts

Today in History: Orson Welles’ First Macbeth

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