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 an excerpt of Kim F. Hall’s lecture “‘Othello was My Grandfather’: Shakespeare in the African Diaspora” from the 2016 Anniversary Lecture Series.
Posts Categorized: Folger-talks
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.
Author James Shapiro’s new book The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 considers the period when the playwright wrote three of his greatest tragedies, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. Dr. Shapiro is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and a member of the Folger Board of Governors. His previous micro-biography of… Continue Reading »
Next Tuesday, February 3rd, British poet-playwrights Simon Armitage and Peter Oswald will be at the Folger to celebrate their work in an evening of readings entitled “Drama and Verse.” Both poets are distinguished for their command of language and the chilling beauty of their story-telling. A love of heightened language and verse unites them. Oswald’s… Continue Reading »
On Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00pm, the Folger Theatre will present Cry “Havoc!”, a one-man play about Shakespeare’s veterans by actor, writer, director, and U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert and directed by Navy veteran Eric Tucker. Cry “Havoc”! Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE Tickets: $20/$15 Folger Members/$10 Military Following the performance, there… Continue Reading »
The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures.‘Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil. (Macbeth, 2.2.58) Folger Theatre has been invited by the National Park Service to screen our 2008 production of Macbeth this Saturday at dusk in the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park. In case you missed it the first time round,… Continue Reading »
Dear Folger Diary Readers, Minions of the Moon, Fellows in Arms, and Excellent Good Friends, With the 2013-2014 Folger Season at an end and the 2014-2015 Season not yet begun, a young girl’s thoughts turn lightly to thoughts of, you guessed it, free summer lectures at the Folger! In the interests of making a July day… Continue Reading »