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Resource Guide: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

On April 7, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, tragedy, and acting.


LISTEN to related podcast episodes from Shakespeare Unlimited

READ the plays that feature prominently in the story

EXPLORE tragedy and crime

DISCOVER the art of acting (from the “What Acting Is” seminar)

M. L. RIO and the Folger


Graphic illustration of stacks of books in purple. aqua, and whiteWords, Words, Words discusses If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio on April 7, 2022. The event is free, but registration is required through our website.


We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this program:

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