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Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

Please note: This event has already occurred.
If the Bard were alive today we have no doubt that he would enjoy this shindig in his honor. The annual festival returns with Queen Elizabeth cutting the birthday cake, stage combat workshops and the chance for visitors to set foot on the Folger stage. The merriment will also include jugglers, poetry, crafts for kids and a chance for the public to peek in the usually-off-limits reading rooms.