William Shakespeare has been a part of American culture since the nation’s founding members packed his work in their bags as they set sail for a new land. His words have gone on to be the basis of cultural institutions, favorite films, and thousands of interpretations of Romeo and Juliet in multiple mediums. The Folger Shakespeare Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death with “America’s Shakespeare,” a new exhibition that honors the way this man has become tied to our national culture. Among the selected items that showcase his impact: a lithograph that pairs an image of the Lincoln assassination with an excerpt from the first act of Macbeth, a poster advertising a 1901 Italian-language production of Amleto (or Hamlet), and a costume sketch from Paul Robeson’s 1947 landmark production of Othello. Stills from Leonardo DiCaprio’s turn as Romeo and Channing Tatum’s comic reimagining of Twelfth Night in She’s the Man might not be included, but their Shakespearean interpretations are equally worthy of examination. The exhibit is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to July 24, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 210 East Capitol St. SE. Free. (202) 544-4600. folger.edu.