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ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (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 Sharon Olds sharing a selection of her poems from 2016 reading.


Resource Guide: ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller

On May 6, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion on ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare and Greek mythology.


ENCORES: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016)

Enjoy a performance of ‘The Bourson Street Parade’ by th Liberty Brass Band, part of Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016).



Words, Words Words: ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, May 6 with a discussion of Madeline Miller’s Circe. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this award-winning novel about a fascinating figure from Greek mythology. What is Circe about? In the house of Helios, god of the sun… Continue Reading »