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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.


Words, Words, Words: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, April 7 with a discussion of ‘If We Were Villains’ by M.L. Rio. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this twisty thriller about Shakespeare students at an exclusive arts conservatory.


Resource Guide: ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish

On February 3, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, religion in the 17th-century, and scholarship today.


Words, Words, Words: ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, February 3 with a discussion of Rachel Kadish’s ‘The Weight of Ink.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this time-traveling scholarly mystery.


Resource Guide: ‘All’s Well’ by Mona Awad

On December 6, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of All’s Well by Mona Awad. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel and the plays it references: Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well and Macbeth . LEARN more about the novel Read… Continue Reading »


Resource Guide: ‘The Porpoise’ by Mark Haddon

On November 4, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘The Porpoise’ by Mark Haddon. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel and the themes, adaptations, and performances of Pericles.