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ENCORES is an online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage.

Through these ENCORES you can find a way to connect and revisit the breadth of Folger performances.

ENCORES episodes are published on our YouTube channel, showcasing the best of Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, O.B. Hardison Poetry, and lectures.
 

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2022 Releases

Folger Theatre revists past productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream with related items from the Folger Collection.
July 17
 
Folger Consort, with Stile Antico, performing Renaissance music by women composers.
June 3

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series presents Lucille Clifton sharing her favorite poems.
May 6

Folger Theatre revists the 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona with Fiasco Theater.
April 22
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre revisits the 2007 production of King Lear.
April 8
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

Folger Theatre revisits the production of District Merchants.
March 25
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series shares Kaveh Akbar and Kazim Ali as they explored the relationship between poetry and prayer. 
March 11
To learn more about this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.
 
Folger Consort performs a selection from A Polish Renaissance: Music of Poland's Golden Age
February 25
For more on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry shares Javier Zamora reading his and Pablo Neruda’s poems.
Februrary 11
To learn more about this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight

Folger Theatre shares one of the most joyous scenes in The Winter's Tale
January 28

To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight

Mya Gosling, the Good Tickle Brain cartoonist, discusses Shakespeare & Comics
January 14

 

2021 Releases

Folger Theatre invites you to fall in love with a scene from Much Ado About Nothing
December 17
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight

Folger Consort performs a selection from Christmas with the Folger Consort
December 3
For more on this performance, visit the Folger Spotlight.
 
O.B. Hardison Poetry presents Cave Canem Drops the Mic
November 17

To hear a full audio recording of this reading, visit the Folger Spotlight.
 
Rachel B. Dankert shares collections materials related to The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
November 5
For more on this talk, visit the Folger Spotlight.

O.B. Hardison Poetry presents We Wear the Masks: Poetry and Fiction inspired by Comic Books
October 8

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
September 24

Folger Theatre celebrates the return to school with a scene from Arcadia
September 10

To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight

Folger conservators and interns construct a Karibari board
August 20

Folger Finds explores the "Cranach Hamlet", a German edition of "Hamlet" published in 1928.
August 6

Surekha Davies, the 2017-2018 Mellon Research Fellow, explores What Will We Find Inside Early Modern Cabinets of Curiosities?
July 23

The Wonder of Will revists actor Kal Penn's My Shakespeare Story
July 9

Folger Theatre shares a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream
June 25
To learn more about this production, visit the Folger Spotlight

O.B. Hardison Poetry celebrates the work of Adam Zagajewski
June 21
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Folger Consort performs a selection from Ships, Clocks, and Stars
June 11
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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
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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
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O.B. Hardison Poetry presents poems on motherhood by Sharon Olds
May 7
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The Liberty Brass Band performs a Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare
April 30
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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
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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
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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
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Professor Maurice Jackson delivers The Bard and The Duke
February 19
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Folger Theatre shares a scene from As You Like It
February 12

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O.B. Hardison Poetry presents A Cross Genre Look at Afrofuturism
February 5
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Folger Consort performs "L'hyver" (Winter) from Guido's Four Seasons
January 29

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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
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Folger Theatre presents a scene from Pericles
December 4
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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
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Folger Consort performs "Our Revels Now Are Ended" from Brave New World: Music of The Tempest
November 6
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Folger Theatre presents Blood Will Have Blood, a special feature from Macbeth
October 30
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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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