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ENCORES: The Folger Poetry Board Reading with Lucille Clifton (2008)
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ENCORES: The Folger Poetry Board Reading with Lucille Clifton (2008)

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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 Lucille Clifton sharing her poetry as part of the 2008 Folger Poetry…

Resource Guide: 'Vinegar Girl' by Anne Tyler
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Resource Guide: 'Vinegar Girl' by Anne Tyler

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On May 5, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion on ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to the themes found in…

Words, Words, Words: 'Vinegar Girl' by Anne Tyler
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Words, Words, Words: 'Vinegar Girl' by Anne Tyler

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The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, May 5 with a discussion of ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this contemporary take on Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.

ENCORES: 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' performed by Folger Theatre and Fiasco Theater (2014)
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ENCORES: 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' performed by Folger Theatre and Fiasco Theater (2014)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. This week, we revisit a performance of ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ by Folger Theatre and Fiasco Theater (2014).

Collection Connections: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio
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Collection Connections: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio

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Elizabeth DeBold, Assistant Curator of Collections, shares items she presented on April 7, 2022 as an introduction to ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio.

ENCORES: 'King Lear' performed by Folger Theatre and The Classical Theatre of Harlem
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ENCORES: 'King Lear' performed by Folger Theatre and The Classical Theatre of Harlem

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. This week, we revisit a performance of ‘King Lear’ by Folger Theatre and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (2007).

Resource Guide: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio
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Resource Guide: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio

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On April 7, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel,…

Lessing the Divisive: A Brief Critical History of 'Nathan the Wise'
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Lessing the Divisive: A Brief Critical History of 'Nathan the Wise'

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Folger Theatre is thrilled to return to in-person performances with ‘Nathan the Wise,’ produced in association with Theater J. In this guest post, Theater J Director of Patron Experience Chad Kinsmen introduces us to the play and its controversial history.

Words, Words, Words: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio
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Words, Words, Words: 'If We Were Villains' by M. L. Rio

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emma poltrack

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, April 7 with a discussion of ‘If We Were Villains’ by M.L. Rio. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this twisty thriller about Shakespeare students at…

ENCORES: 'District Merchants' performed by Folger Theatre (2016)
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ENCORES: 'District Merchants' performed by Folger Theatre (2016)

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Enjoy a selection from Folger Theatre’s 2016 production of ‘District Merchants.’

ENCORES: 'Silence and Breath' with Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar (2018)
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ENCORES: 'Silence and Breath' with Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar (2018)

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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 Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar reading their poetry as part of ‘Silence…

Collection Connections: 'The King at the Edge of the World' by Arthur Phillips
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Collection Connections: 'The King at the Edge of the World' by Arthur Phillips

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares items she presented on March 3, 2022 as an introduction to ‘The King at the Edge of the World’ by Arthur Phillips.

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