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Words, Words, Words: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

On Thursday, September 3, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this satiric look at the follies and foibles of higher learning.


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.


Resource Guide: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

On August 6, 2020, Folger launched its new Virtual Book Club with a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven.’ To dig deeper into the themes discussed, or to inspire your own book club, we have pulled together a list of related Folger resources to aid you in your exploration.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

Kicking off next Thursday, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven as part of a new virtual book club. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this deeply moving novel.


‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Resource Guide

To get you ready for a summer in the Athenian woods, we wanted to share with you a guide to the variety of ways you can explore A Midsummer Nights Dream online before seeing it at the National Building Museum.


Playlist: Windsor Top 20

Keep the party going beyond the theater with our “Merry Wives”-inspired Spotify playlist, featuring the tunes of the 70s and more.