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ENCORES: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ (2019) produced by Folger Theatre

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. See a clip of ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ from Folger Theatre’s 2019 production.


Resource Guide: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’

To prepare for the Folger’s Book Club discussion of ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft, medicine, and other themes of this award-winning novel.



Words, Words, Words: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé

Folger Public Programs continues on Thursday, October 1, as we welcome friends from all around the world to discuss Maryse Condé’s ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this French Grand Prix award-winner for women’s literature.



Resource Guide: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

To prepare for our discussion on ‘The Shakespeare Requirement,’ we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Shakespeare in education that would earn even Professor Cassovan’s seal of approval—including some pop quizzes for extra credit!


Words, Words, Words: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

On Thursday, September 3, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this satiric look at the follies and foibles of higher learning.


Collection Connections: ‘Station Eleven’

Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the items she presented to the Folger virtual book club on August 6, 2020 as an introduction to ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel.


Resource Guide: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

On August 6, 2020, Folger launched its new Virtual Book Club with a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven.’ To dig deeper into the themes discussed, or to inspire your own book club, we have pulled together a list of related Folger resources to aid you in your exploration.


Mozart vs. Salieri with James Jacobs

On November 22, 2019, Classical WETA host James Jacobs gave a presentation exploring the historic rivalry of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. This talk was part of our Folger Friday series. Listen to the recorded talk or read the transcript below.