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Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
Great Hall, 201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
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In the 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, this exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library will offer a close-up look at the rapid increase of lawyers and legal actions in Shakespeare's Britain, from the law's impact on daily life to major political and legal disputes - some invoking the Magna Carta - that still influence American politics and government. Age of Lawyers will give visitors the chance to explore many of the Folger legal manuscripts on display in further depth through newly digitized images and translated transcripts.

In memory of Dr. Christopher Brooks (1948–2014).