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The O. B. Hardison Season Opening Reading: Jorie Graham
Folger Book Club: Warm Bodies
The latest from our blogs and podcast
George Saunders in happier times
The tale of George Saunders and his hopes for a wife.
Michael Patrick Thornton on Learning to Breathe Again with Shakespeare
Michael Patrick Thornton joins us on the podcast to talk about how speaking Shakespeare helped him recover from a spinal stroke and navigating the theater world as a disabled actor.
About 'Warm Bodies'
Introductory information on the October 2023 Folger Book Club selection, a Romeo and Juliet adaptation set in the zombie apocalypse.
'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger (Part 2)
The second part of our September 2023 conversation with Erica Ciallela and Sara Schliep as part of our discussion of The Personal Librarian.
Everyday Shakespeare: Creating a calendar of Shakespeare quotes
Ben and David Crystal share the story behind how they created their new collection of Shakespeare quotes for each day of the year.
Engraving the Courtesan: Sex Work and “The Renaissance” in Victorian Books
When is a Hollar not a Hollar? When his name is being used in 19th century depictions of early modern women. Folger Fellow Alicia Meyer looks at sexualization, economic power, and the manipulation of the past.
Exit, Pursued by a Polar? Bear
A brief look at Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction.
Visualizing Race Virtually: Exploring the art of Shakespeare
David Sterling Brown writes about the images and ideas presented in his virtual-reality exhibition, which features art from the Folger collection.
Birds of Shakespeare: The snipe
In Othello Iago refers to Roderigo as a snipe to indicate that he only spends time with him in order to take advantage of him.