The Folger Spotlight
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About 'Daughters of the Deer'
Introductory information on the March 2024 Folger Book Club selection, which imagines the author’s ancestors in the Algonquin territories of the 1600s.
Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi, Pt. 2
Ivie Orobaton revisits her February 2024 presentation on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, the second of a two-part series.
Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi
Ivie Orobaton revisits her February 2024 presentation on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, the first of a two-part series.
'Homegoing' Resource Guide
Resources related to Shakespeare and Black history in preparation for our February book club discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
The Reading Room Festival Q&A: Mary Chieffo and Josh Nelson Youssef
“I was particularly intrigued by the concept of ‘honest Iago’ and what honesty truly signifies in the context of gender roles,” writes Mary Chieffo.
Introductory information on the February 2024 Folger Book Club selection, a generational story spanning centuries.
Q&A with Austin Dean Ashford
Austin Dean Ashford shares more about his one-person show, “Rap Monologues,” which fuses hip hop history, humor, and a fresh perspective on the classics.
Q&A with Sarah Mantell
“I wanted to write a play that allowed these characters to speak in Jewish voices for the first time,” writes Mantell about Everything That Never Happened.
Q&A with Dr. John "Ray" Proctor III
Learn more about what to expect for The Reading Room Festival’s “interactive interrogation” of Shakespeare’s Othello, Act III, scene iii, at Folger Theatre.
Q&A with Carmen Pelaez
Carmen Pelaez shares how she was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and why she set her play The Cuban Vote amid a political campaign in Miami.
Collection Connections: 'The Weird Sisters' by Eleanor Brown
Elizabeth DeBold revisits her December 2023 presentation on Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, a family story threaded with Shakespearean references.
Toast the Season with DCanter's Mulled Wine
Get into the festive spirit with this warming holiday beverage from DCanter.