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Words, Words, Words: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Folger Public Programs closes out our book club series for 2020 on Thursday, December 3, with a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this moving account of marriage, motherhood, and grief.


Folger ENCORES: ‘Nell Gwynn’ produced by Folger Theatre (2019)

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 a clip of ‘Nell Gwynn’ from Folger Theatre’s 2019 production.


Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.




ENCORES: ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ Poetry Reading (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 a selection of poems by William Archila and Reginald Dwayne Betts from the ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ poetry reading.