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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.
 

                                                     Watch the Full Playlist

 

2021 Releases

O.B. Hardison Poetry celebrates the work of Adam Zagajewski
June 21
For more about this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight

Folger Consort performs a selection from Ships, Clocks, and Stars
June 11
For more on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Professor Wendy Wall delivers "Recipes for Thought"
June 4
To hear a recording of the full lecture, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre shares a scene from Saint Joan
May 28
To learn more about the production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Brian Kay performs the interactive lecture, "Play, Music!"
May 21
For more on this talk, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort plays Tastes of the Mediterranean
May 14
For more information, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents poems on motherhood by Sharon Olds
May 7
For more on this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.

The Liberty Brass Band performs a Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare
April 30
For more on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with The New Sonneteers
April 23

Folger Consort performs John Dowland's "Clear or cloudy"
April 16
For more information on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre shares a dynamic battle sequence from 1 Henry IV
April 9
For more on this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry celebrates The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney
March 26
For more information about these two readings, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents a scene from Sense and Sensibility
March 19

For more on this dynamic production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort and special guests perform excerpts from The Fairy Queen
March 12
For more on this peformance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Rita Dove reads a selection from Shakespeare's Sisters
March 5
To learn more about this Folger-wide program, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort performs "Trop est mes maris jalos" ("My husband is so jealous")
February 26
To learn more about this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Professor Maurice Jackson delivers The Bard and The Duke
February 19
To hear an audio recording of the full lecture, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre shares a scene from As You Like It
February 12

To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents A Cross Genre Look at Afrofuturism
February 5
To hear a full audio recording of this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort performs "L'hyver" (Winter) from Guido's Four Seasons
January 29

For more about this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Professor Julia Reinhard Lupton delivers "Shakespeare's Virtues"
January 22

To hear an audio recording or read a transcript of the full lecture, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents a selection from Not Just Another Day Off
January 15
Read more about this annual event on the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents a scene from Twelfth Night
January 8
For more on this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.
 

2020 Releases

Folger Theatre and Consort present the finale of The Second Shepherds' Play
December 24
For more information on this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents Aracelis Girmay reading a Tribute to Emily Dickinson
December 18
For more information about this annual reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort celebrates Christmas in New Spain
December 11
For more on this program, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents a scene from Pericles
December 4
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents selections from Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance
November 27
For more about this unique reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Institute hosts a conversation with author and food historian Michael W. Twitty
November 20
To hear an audio recording of the full talk, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents a scene from Nell Gwynn
November 13
To learn more about the production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort performs "Our Revels Now Are Ended" from Brave New World: Music of The Tempest
November 6
To learn more about the performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents Blood Will Have Blood, a special feature from Macbeth
October 30
To learn more about the production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents selections from The Human Voice in Struggle
October 23

To learn more about this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre and Consort present a scene from Davenant's Macbeth
October 16
To learn more about this unique productioon, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Professor Kim F. Hall delivers "Othello was my Grandfather": Shakespeare in the African Diaspora
October 9
To hear an audio recording or read a transcript of the full lecture, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents selections from I Put a Spell on You
October 2
For more information, including links to the corresponding pop-up exhibition, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre presents a scene from Love's Labor's Lost
September 25
For more information, including a transcript of director Vivienne Benesch's introduction, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Consort performs Rossi’s "Sonata sopra l'aria di Ruggiero"
September 18
For more information, including program notes, visit our blog, the Folger Spotlight.

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