Queen Elizabeth

This costume was commissioned by the docents at the Folger Shakespeare Library and based on the Plimpton Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (which hangs in the Founder's Room at the Folger). It was first worn by Penelope Rahming on April 6th, 2014, for the annual Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration. It will continue to be worn for special events at the Folger Library, whenever the "Queen's" presence is required.