On December 3, 2020 the Folger hosts its last Virtual Book Club of 2020 with Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Anne (Agnes) Hathaway, life in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare’s iconic play of grief and mourning.
READ an excerpt of O’Farrell’s novel
LISTEN to related episodes of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast
- Episode 55: Elizabethan Medicine
- Episode 63: Uncovering Shakespeare’s House: The Archaeological Dig at New Place
- Episode 105: Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife
- Episode 150: Maggie O’Farrell on “Hamnet”
- Episode 154: Writing About the Plague in Shakespeare’s England
LEARN about the Shakespeares’ home life
- Mary Baker and the legacy of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
- Shakespeare and marriage, in his plays and in his own life
EXPLORE related exhibitions and programs
- Documenting the life of an icon: Shakespeare at 400 years
- Quiz: What do you know about the life of William Shakespeare?
DISCOVER Shakespeare’s iconic play
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Order It: Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy
- How Catholic and Protestant beliefs affect Hamlet’s reaction to his father’s ghost
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