• How Sir Francis Bacon Helped Win World War II

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    William Friedman, the father of modern American cryptography, broke the Japanese code PURPLE which helped lead to victory in World War II. But you may be surprised to learn that it was Friedman's study of Sir Francis Bacon's 16th century biliteral cipher and the search for hidden codes in Shakespeare (none were found) were essential parts of his training as a codemaker - and code breaker. Part of a Folger exhibition, Decoding the Renaissance. Learn more at www.folger.edu Show less
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  • Inside the Collection Play

    Get a glimpse inside the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast collection.
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  • Students and Shakespeare Play

    Shakespeare is for kids! See it in action and get students on their feet with performance-based teaching strategies from Folger Education, a national leader in humanities education. To learn more, please visit www.folger.edu/education
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  • About the Folger Play

    Learn about history and collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Folger is located in Washington, DC and home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials.
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