On August 6, 2020, Folger launched its new Virtual Book Club with a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. To dig deeper into the themes discussed, or to inspire your own book club, we have pulled together a list of related Folger resources to aid you in your exploration. A post next week will look closely at the items that were shared from the Folger vault.
HOST your own book club
LISTEN to episodes of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast
READ the Shakespeare plays that take center stage in the book
LEARN about plague and the arts in Shakespeare’s time
- Living through the plague times – Excerpt: ‘Death By Shakespeare’ by Kathryn Harkup
- Shakespeare at a distance: When the playhouses close but performance continues
- Sonnets & Chill: What did Shakespeare’s audiences do when the theaters were closed?
ENJOY more fiction from the Folger
EXPERIENCE performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Select audio records of scenes from the play
- Lynn Redgrave recites Titania’s speech on the changing world
- Folger Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins at the National Building Museum in Summer 2021
Registration for September’s session on Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement opens Tuesday, August 11. We hope you make a plan to join us!