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Lessing the Divisive: A Brief Critical History of ‘Nathan the Wise’

Folger Theatre is thrilled to return to in-person performances with ‘Nathan the Wise,’ produced in association with Theater J. In this guest post, Theater J Director of Patron Experience Chad Kinsmen introduces us to the play and its controversial history.


Words, Words, Words: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, April 7 with a discussion of ‘If We Were Villains’ by M.L. Rio. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this twisty thriller about Shakespeare students at an exclusive arts conservatory.



ENCORES: ‘Silence and Breath’ with Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar (2018)

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 Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar reading their poetry as part of ‘Silence and Breath’ (2018).