Research and Exploration at the Folger
Who Cares about Care?
Fellow Zachary Dorner explores how labor, medical care, and class interacted in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Puzzling Through a Stage Direction in Love’s Labor’s Lost
Fellow Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich explores what a stage direction about Blackamoors might mean.
Our new digital collections site is here!
Announcing the launch of our new digital collections site!
“To re-back, or not to re-back”
Book and Paper Conservator Rachel Bissonnette gives a look behind the scenes at the conservation work done on one of our collection’s books.
Artistic Research Fellow Amy Reid explores the queer history and meaning of plants using the Folger collection in an audiovisual project.
Surveying the Bird’s-Eye View
Fellow Mark Rosen explores the Folger’s collection from a bird’s-eye view.
Mariam Rising: A Short Closet Play by Jay Eddy
Folger artistic fellow Jay Eddy presents a closet play combining early modern drama with current events.
The Jew of Malta and Empire
Fellow Philip Goldfarb Styrt uses Marlowe’s play to examine how early modern drama portrayed the problems of empire.
Race B4 Race Seminar 4: What We’re Reading and Why
In the fourth post of the series, a member of the Race Before Race Mentorship Network discuss what they’re reading and thinking about in their monthly Reading Group.
Of Actors, Playwrights, and Porcupines
Folger fellow Corinne Bayerl explores the bestiary deployed in polemics about theatre across Europe.
Interview and excerpt: Joseph Mansky, Libels and Theater in Shakespeare’s England: Publics, Politics, Performance
An interview with Dr. Joseph Mansky and an excerpt from his 2023 book Libels and Theater in Shakespeare’s England: Publics, Politics, Performance.
Race B4 Race Seminar 3: What We’re Reading and Why
In the third post of the series, a member of the Race Before Race Mentorship Network discuss what they’re reading and thinking about in their monthly Reading Group.