ENCORES is a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage.
As many arts and cultural institutions remain closed during this time, these ENCORES provide a way to connect and revisit the breadth of Folger offerings with a wider audience.
Each Friday, a “from the archives” performance will be released on our YouTube channel, introduced by some of our favorite artists, showcasing the best of Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, O.B. Hardison Poetry, and lectures.
The Liberty Brass Band performs a Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare
For more on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.
O.B. Hardison Poetry celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with The New Sonneteers
O.B. Hardison Poetry presents Aracelis Girmay reading a Tribute to Emily Dickinson
For more information about this annual reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.
O.B. Hardison Poetry presents selections from Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance
For more about this unique reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.
Professor Kim F. Hall delivers "Othello was my Grandfather": Shakespeare in the African Diaspora
To hear an audio recording or read a transcript of the full lecture, visit the Folger Spotlight.