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Posts By: Emma Poltrack


Recommended Reading: ‘Not Just Another Day Off’

A curated list of recommended reading related to ‘Not Just Another Day Off,’ our our annual celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking place on Monday, January 18, 2021.



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.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

Kicking off next Thursday, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven as part of a new virtual book club. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this deeply moving novel.


‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Resource Guide

To get you ready for a summer in the Athenian woods, we wanted to share with you a guide to the variety of ways you can explore A Midsummer Nights Dream online before seeing it at the National Building Museum.


Playlist: Windsor Top 20

Keep the party going beyond the theater with our “Merry Wives”-inspired Spotify playlist, featuring the tunes of the 70s and more.


The Boar’s Head Jukebox: A Playlist Inspired by ‘1 Henry IV’

Folger Theatre is getting ready to begin its 2019/20 season with 1 Henry IV. Part epic history, part raucous comedy, and part poignant coming-of-age tale. Get in the spirit(s) with our playlist of songs meant to introduce you to the characters and guide you through the world of 1 Henry IV.


A Year to Remember: 1932 in Music

Folger Theatre’s ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ is set in roughly 1932—the year the Folger Shakespeare Library opened its doors to the public—and celebrates the Folger’s exquisite architecture, as well as the era’s glamorous post-flapper fashion. In its honor, we present a playlist of songs from or related to that auspicious year.