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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.


This week at The Playhouse: August 22 – 28

This is the final week to visit The Playhouse or catch Folger Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Building Museum. But don’t worry: there’s still lots to do. This week, catch a reading of a new play, join a generative poetry workshop, take a tour of our magical theater, and more.


This week at The Playhouse, August 15 – 21

There’s always something to do at The Playhouse. This week, join us for a free concert from the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, learn about the history of potions and cocktails from mixologists and historians, and immerse yourself in the Midsummer forest. Visit The Playhouse at the National Building Museum Thursday – Monday, 11 am – 4 pm…. Continue Reading »