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ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (2016)

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 Sharon Olds sharing a selection of her poems from 2016 reading.


ENCORES: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016)

Enjoy a performance of ‘The Bourson Street Parade’ by th Liberty Brass Band, part of Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016).





Resource Guide: ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ by Ethan Hawke

On April 1, 2021 the Folger hosts a discussion on ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ by Ethan Hawke. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ plays, the performance of which forms the background of Hawke’s novel.


ENCORES: ‘Sense & Sensibility’ performed by Folger Theatre (2016)

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. This week, enjoy a selection from Folger Theatre’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (2016).


Words, Words, Words: ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ by Ethan Hawke

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, April 1 with a discussion of Ethan Hawke’s ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this compelling story of a young actor balancing the dissolution of his marriage with work on Shakespeare’s Henry IV pt. 1.


Collection Connections: ‘Hag-Seed’

Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the Folger collection items she presented on March 4, 2021 as an introduction to ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood.