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Resource Guide: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

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.


ENCORES: ‘Vinegar & Char’ Poetry Reading (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of read poems by W. Ralph Eubanks, Sandra Beasley, and Sean Hill from the ‘Vinegar & Char’ poetry reading.


ENCORES: A Conversation with Michael W. Twitty (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See an excerpt of a conversation with Michael W. Twitty recorded in February of 2019.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Folger Public Programs closes out our book club series for 2020 on Thursday, December 3, with a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this moving account of marriage, motherhood, and grief.


Folger ENCORES: ‘Nell Gwynn’ produced by Folger Theatre (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See a clip of ‘Nell Gwynn’ from Folger Theatre’s 2019 production.


Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.