Fellows' Research Colloquia: Erika T. Lin

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Erika T. Lin is a 2014–2015 Mellon Long-term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an Associate Professor of English at George Mason University. Her fellowship project, "Seasonal Festivity and Commercial Performance in Early Modern England," reconstructs the performance dynamics of May games, Robin Hood gatherings, morris dances, and other early modern seasonal practices and analyzes their impact on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Fellows' Research Colloquia: Craig Martin

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Craig Martin is a 2014–2015 Mellon Long-term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an Associate Professor of History at Oakland Univeristy. His fellowship project, "Global Science before Global Networks: the Background and Aftermath of Francis Bacon’s History of Winds," gives an account of one of the earliest emergences of natural knowledge on a global scale by showing how early modern scholars used observations, consulted ancient texts, and conducted experiments to resolve 16th-century debates over the nature and classification of the winds.

Fellows' Research Colloquia: David Norbrook

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David Norbrook is a 2014–2015 Mellon Long-term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library and Merton Professor of English Literature at the Univeristy of Oxford. His fellowship project, "Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs: Life-Writing, History, and Revolution," considers the Memoirs not just as a work of transcription and familial reminiscence but as the product of a woman intellectual who shaped her experiences in the light of her own combination of literary ambition, religious commitment, political ideology, and family loyalty.

Fellows' Research Colloquia: Claire M.L. Bourne

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Claire M.L. Bourne is a 2014–2015 Folger Long-term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her fellowship project, "'Set Forth as It Hath Been Played': Printing the Performance in Early Modern England," uses the typographical arrangements of the dramatic page to challenge the long-standing division between "the theatrical" and "the literary" in studies of early modern drama.

Bard in the Yards

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Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare's 451st  Birthday with three of Hollywood's best takes on his plays for a free weekend of outdoor films. 
 
Watch these stars beneath the stars in Yards Park at sundown, between 7:30 and 8:00 pm each night.  Actors from Folger Theatre’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead introduce the screenings!
 
Friday, April 24th: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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