Take a Private Tour of the FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY!
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the largest collection of Shakespeare Folios and Shakespeareana in the world, and we were given a private tour by none other than Folger Director Gail Paster and Head of Reference Georgianna Ziegler themselves.
We recorded the whole thing for the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast, which you can listen to here.
And the Folger put up a fantastic slideshow of all the things we looked at, which you can see here. Don’t miss:
- Cleopatra’s finely sculpted asp!
- The bracelet made of Edwin’s Booth’s hair!
- Shakespeare’s Hummel collection!
(Thanks to Garland Scott, Head of External Relations and Chief Twit for the Folger Shakespeare Library. Follow her/them on Twitter @FolgerLibrary.)
Sandra · August 5, 2010 at 5:23 am
Edwin Booth’s hair? Does that mean we could clone him?
Ron · August 5, 2010 at 4:24 am
They let you touch stuff!?! I’m SOOOO jealous!