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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.


READ an excerpt of O’Farrell’s novel

LISTEN to related episodes of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast

LEARN about the Shakespeares’ home life

EXPLORE related exhibitions and programs

DISCOVER Shakespeare’s iconic play


Shakespeare bust with glassesWords, Words, Words discusses Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet on Thursday, December 3. Stay tuned to learn our plans for 2021!

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