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.
Every other 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.
O.B. Hardison Poetry presents We Wear the Masks: Poetry and Fiction inspired by Comic Books
To hear a full audio recording of this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.
Folger Consort performs a selection from music inspired by the stories of Don Quixote and The Odyssey
Folger conservators and interns construct a Karibari board
Folger Finds explores the "Cranach Hamlet", a German edition of "Hamlet" published in 1928.
Surekha Davies, the2 017-2018 Mellon Research Fellow, explores What Will We Find Inside Early Modern Cabinets of Curiosities?
The Wonder of Will revists actor Kal Penn's My Shakespeare Story
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.