July 12, 2008 |
A stolen volume of William Shakespeare's collected plays, published in 1623 and worth about $2.5 million, has been recovered following antiquarian detective work by experts at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington -- where a mysterious man presented the precious book several weeks ago. Police in Durham, in northeast England, on Friday were questioning a 51-year-old man in connection with the case after an international search for suspects....
March 6, 2013 |
One of the literary world's favorite fiction prizes, the PEN/Faulkner award , announced its 2013 finalists Wednesday. In its 33rd year, the contenders come from publishers large and small. The finalists are Amelia Gray for "Threats," published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; "Kind One" by Laird Hunt and T. Geronimo Johnson's "Hold It 'Til It Hurts," both published by Coffee House Press; "Watergate" by Thomas Mallon, published by Pantheon; and Benjamin Alire Sáenz for "Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club," published by Cinco Puntos Press.
January 7, 2007 |
ALL of Washington, D.C., becomes a stage this month as dozens of arts organizations embark on a six-month celebration of William Shakespeare, mounting more than 100 performances, exhibits and other events in the capital. The occasion? There is none, really. The city's Folger Shakespeare Library marks its 75th anniversary this year, but the Shakespeare in Washington festival wasn't prompted by that, said Rae Bazzarre, spokeswoman for Washington's Kennedy Center.
January 17, 1985 |
The Folger Theatre, known worldwide for its renditions of Shakespeare and other classical works, will close this summer. "The Folger Theatre has been closed by trustees of Amherst College," spokeswoman Regan Byrne announced. "The trustees of Amherst feel the theater is a financial drain on the endowment." But the current season will continue through June 30 with three more productions: "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet" and a third show yet to be announced.
September 26, 1990 |
If their kids could see them now: a score of high school teachers of English slashing at each other with long dowel sticks on the lawn of the usually sedate Folger Shakespeare Library. "When do we get to die?" calls out one awkward battler in retreat. A teacher, looking forlorn, carries her broken stick to the fencing instructor, Michael Tolaydo, the artistic director of the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. "Teacher," she says in mock lament, "I broke my sword."
August 11, 2003 |
In a small theater anteroom, enclosed in a custom-built case and watched over by surveillance video and electronic alarm, lies a relic that connects the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through time almost to the bard himself. Formally titled "Mr.