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Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
The O. B. Hardison Season Opening Reading: Jorie Graham
The latest from our blogs and podcast
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.
Re-Framing the Copy
Folger Fellow Nora Epstein explores the work of the copier Thomas Trevelyon.
'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger
The first part of our September 2023 conversation with Erica Ciallela and Sara Schliep as part of our discussion of The Personal Librarian.
The Many Lives of John Donne, with Katherine Rundell
From hotshot poet to penniless prisoner to rock star preacher, the extraordinary life—or should we say lives?—of John Donne.
What's onstage at Shakespeare theaters this fall
We take a trip across the country to see what’s onstage at Shakespeare theaters this fall.