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ENCORES: ‘Recipes for Thought’ Lecture by Wendy Wall (2011)

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 Wendy Wall’s lecture “Recipes for Thought,” the 2011 Shakespeare Birthday Lecture.




Resource Guide: ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

On June 3, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and summer performance.



Words, Words, Words: ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, June 3 with a discussion of David Nicholls’ ‘Sweet Sorrow.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this tragicomic novel the Washington Post called “a tale of first love that hits all the right notes.”