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Resource Guide: ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor

On October 6, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Shakespearean performance and the historical characters that appear in the novel.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, October 6 with a discussion of ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this peek into the Victorian theatre, Shakespearean performance, and the writing of ‘Dracula.’


Collection Connections: ‘Learwife’ by J.R. Thorp

Held on the first Thursday of the month, the Folger’s virtual book club is free and open to all. Here, Dr. emma poltrack, shares items she presented on September 8, 2022 as an introduction to Learwife by J.R. Thorp.


Resource Guide: ‘Learwife’ by J. R. Thorp

On September 8, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club returns with a discussion of ‘Learwife’ by J. R. Thorp. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to King Lear, the novel, and motherhood.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Learwife’ by J. R. Thorp

The Folger’s virtual book club returns on Thursday, September 8 with a discussion of Learwife by J. R. Thorp. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this unique perspective on Shakespeare’s epic tragedy.



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.