The Wonder of Will Live, Folger Shakespeare Library

The Wonder of Will Live
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, United States
Performed in English
April 23, 2016

For more events from The Wonder of Will celebrations, see our More Shakespeare 400 page.

“Join the Folger Shakespeare Library in celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy on the 400th anniversary of his death. To commemorate the day of Shakespeare’s birth, and death, April 23, the Folger hosted an international live streaming event from the historic Paster Reading Room in Washington, DC. A diverse array of actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars shared their connections to Shakespeare through compelling performances and personal stories.” 

The talks at this event present a number of viewpoints on Shakespeare's work and influence, showing that Shakespeare's reach extends far beyond his time and location, to a number of contexts and applications worldwide. Viewers of the event are encouraged to submit their own stories via video, using the hashtag #myshx400 

Introductions by: Michael Witmore

Kal Penn, Actor
Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts Chair
Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune Columnist
Francisca Piantini, High School Student
William D. Adams (Bro Adams), National Endowment for the Humanities Chair
Kaya Henderson Washington, DC Public Schools Chancellor
Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
Ellen MacKay, Indiana University English Professor
Octavio Solis, Playwright & Director
Donna Denizé, St. Albans School for Boys Chair of the English Department  
Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S Supreme Court
Caroline Clay, Actress

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