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Posts Categorized: From-the-vault

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.


Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.




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.



In the vault with ‘Saint Joan’

Today, Folger Spotlight gives you a sneak peek at what was brought out for the Saint Joan company on a special tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collection.


Introducing texts&beheadings:ElizabethR

The 2015/16 season at Folger Theatre kicks off with a special engagement of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR, which heads into rehearsal next week and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to host the world premiere of this new American play (we have more than one this season!) and to use this site to tell you more about the play, its Queen, and their… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Introducing Gravedigger’s Tale

Hello, dear readers of the Folger Production Diary! This is your friend Louis Butelli writing you once again. How’ve you been? The reason for this entry is to proudly announce a brand new collaboration between myself, director Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, and Folger Shakespeare Library’s upcoming traveling exhibition, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale

Gravedigger’s Tale is going on tour! Learn more and reserve for your organization today!   Gravedigger’s Tale is a new interactive one-man play based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play, developed by director Robert Richmond (Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry V and more), features the Gravedigger, who appears to have much more knowledge about court life in Elsinore than originally thought. He… Continue Reading »