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ENCORES: ‘Not Just Another Day Off’ (2018)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of readings by James Johnson, Lauren K. Alleyne, and Jericho Brown from 2018’s ‘Not Just Another Day Off’ event.


Folger ENCORES: ‘Twelfth Night’ produced by Folger Theatre (2013)

Folger Public Programs presents ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See a clip of ‘Twelfth Night’ from Folger Theatre’s 2013 production.


Collection Connections: ‘Hamnet’

Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the Folger collection items she presented on December 3, 2020 as an introduction to ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell.



ENCORES: Emily Dickinson Poetry Reading with Aracelis Girmay (2011)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of poems from Aracelis Girmay’s 2011 Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute reading.





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.


ENCORES: ‘Vinegar & Char’ Poetry Reading (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of read poems by W. Ralph Eubanks, Sandra Beasley, and Sean Hill from the ‘Vinegar & Char’ poetry reading.