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ENCORES: "Play, Music!" with Brian Kay (2017)
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ENCORES: "Play, Music!" with Brian Kay (2017)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. This week, enjoy a selection from Brian Kay’s 2017 talk on Shakespeare and music.

Resource Guide: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls
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Resource Guide: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls

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emma poltrack

On June 3, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and…

ENCORES: "Folias Gallegas" and "Canarios" performed by Folger Consort (2019)
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ENCORES: "Folias Gallegas" and "Canarios" performed by Folger Consort (2019)

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emma poltrack

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Listen as Folger Consort performs “Folias Gallegas” and “Canarios” from its 2019 concert ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.’

Words, Words, Words: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls
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Words, Words, Words: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls

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emma poltrack

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, June 3 with a discussion of David Nicholls’ ‘Sweet Sorrow.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this tragicomic novel the Washington Post called “a tale of first love that hits all…

Collection Connections: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller
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Collection Connections: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares items she presented on May 6, 2021 as an introduction to Circe by Madeline Miller.

ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (2016)
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ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (2016)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy Sharon Olds sharing a selection of her poems from 2016 reading.

Resource Guide: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller
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Resource Guide: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller

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emma poltrack

On May 6, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion on ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare and Greek mythology.

ENCORES: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016)
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ENCORES: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016)

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Enjoy a performance of ‘The Bourson Street Parade’ by th Liberty Brass Band, part of Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016).

ENCORES: 'Clear or Cloudy' performed by Folger Consort (2012)
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ENCORES: 'Clear or Cloudy' performed by Folger Consort (2012)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Listen as Folger Consort performs ‘Clear or Cloudy’ from its 2012 concert ‘London: Music from the City of Shakespeare.’

Words, Words Words: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller
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Words, Words Words: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller

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emma poltrack

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, May 6 with a discussion of Madeline Miller’s Circe. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this award-winning novel about a fascinating figure from…

ENCORES: ‘1 Henry IV’ performed by Folger Theatre (2019)
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ENCORES: ‘1 Henry IV’ performed by Folger Theatre (2019)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Enjoy a selection from Folger Theatre’s 2019 production of ‘1 Henry IV.’

Collection Connections: 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'
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Collection Connections: 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the items she presented on April 1, 2021 as an introduction to ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ by Ethan Hawke.

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