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ENCORES: ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ Poetry Reading (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 a selection of poems by William Archila and Reginald Dwayne Betts from the ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ poetry reading.


Resource Guide: ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia

On November 5, 2020 the Folger continues its Virtual Book Club with ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to espionage, religion, the Gunpowder Plot, and some of the characters in this fast-paced thriller.



Words, Words, Words: ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia

Folger Public Programs celebrates bonfire night with our virtual book club, Words, Words, Words. On Thursday, November 5, we will be discussing Jacopo della Quercia’s License to Quill. We’ve compiled some introductory information on this James Bond-inspired Shakespeare thriller.