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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: ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler

On May 5, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion on ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to the themes found in this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’