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Lark Goodson,7, of the District, gets help from volunteer Heidi Keller as she puts on a Renaissance era "ruff" she made during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. Ruffs were popular in the 1580s to 1590s. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Katie Murphy, 5, of Arlington, tries on Renaissance era clothing with the help of Folger Senior Docent Grace Schiraldi during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Anais Buron, 7 of Bethesda, tries on a Renaissance era dress during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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People tour the reading rooms at the Folger Shakespeare Library during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. The rooms are open to the public only once a year. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Christopher Hart, 8, of the District, holds a spinning plate as jester and entertainer Nick Newlin looks on during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Renaissance era jester and entertainer Nick Newlin juggles for the crowd during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Members of the group "The Party That Never Ends" came to the open house open house for Shakespeare's Birthday dressed in Renaissance era clothing at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. The group dresses up and travels around to various festivals around the country. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Anais Buron, 7, of Bethesda, tries on a Renaissance-era dress during Sunday's open house at the Folger Shakespeare Library celebrating Shakespeare's 446th birthday. The costumes were among the activites tied to the English author's life and times. Jester and entertainer Nick Newlin (below)j uggles for visitors at Shakespeare's birthday celebration. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Jester and entertainer Nick Newlin juggles for visitors at Shakespeare's birthday celebration. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)