The Wonder of Will Live

The Folger Shakespeare Library will live stream The Wonder of Will LIVE: an event celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy on the 400th anniversary of his death. Be a part of this once-in-a-century event by following the live stream at and LIVE on C-SPAN2’s Book TV.

The one-hour event features a diverse array of actors, community leaders, artists and scholars sharing their connection to Shakespeare through compelling performances and personal stories. Confirmed presenters include Supreme Court Justice Breyer; Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu; Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William "Bro" Adams; actor and President Obama’s appointed Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Kal Penn; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Clarence Page; and the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the hilarious comedy troupe behind The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).


Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am


This is a virtual event - but you can plan a viewing brunch at your home!

Is this event appropriate for children?

Yes, it's kid friendly!