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Ovid, Shakespeare, and 'The Latinist' (Part One)
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Ovid, Shakespeare, and 'The Latinist' (Part One)

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We revisit the opening conversation between emma poltrack and Dr. Will Tosh as part of the June 2024 discussion of Mark Prins’s The Latinist.

'The Latinist' Resource Guide
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'The Latinist' Resource Guide

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To prepare for our June 6 virtual book club discussion, explore resources related to Shakespeare, Ovid, and mythology.

About 'The Latinist'
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About 'The Latinist'

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Introductory information on the June 2024 Folger Book Club selection, Mark Prins’s The Latinist.

An Interview with Psalmayene 24
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An Interview with Psalmayene 24

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Collection Connections: 'The East Indian' by Brinda Charry
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Collection Connections: 'The East Indian' by Brinda Charry

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Su Fang Ng revisits her May 2024 presentation on Brinda Charry’s The East Indian.

'The East Indian' Resource Guide
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'The East Indian' Resource Guide

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To prepare for our May 2 virtual book club discussion, explore resources related to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and America’s early colonization.

Dramaturg's Notes: Faedra Chatard Carpenter on Metamorphoses
The creative team of Metamorphoses on the Folger stage during first rehearsal
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Dramaturg's Notes: Faedra Chatard Carpenter on Metamorphoses

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Faedra Chatard Carpenter writes about the persistent power of myth in our lives and how this production makes a notable change to the play’s conventional staging.

Director's Notes: Psalmayene 24 on Metamorphoses
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Director's Notes: Psalmayene 24 on Metamorphoses

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Psalmayene 24 reflects on his decision to cast an all-Black ensemble: “This production is a ritual meant to celebrate and elevate Black humanity while connecting us to all humanity.”

About 'The East Indian'
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About 'The East Indian'

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Introductory information on the May 2024 Folger Book Club selection, Brinda Charry’s The East Indian.

'Immortal Longings' Resource Guide
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'Immortal Longings' Resource Guide

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Resources related to Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong.

About 'Immortal Longings'
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About 'Immortal Longings'

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Introductory information on the April 2024 Folger Book Club selection, bestselling YA author Chloe Gong’s adult epic fantasy debut, inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

Writing Native Stories in DC
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Writing Native Stories in DC

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A virtual conversation around writing Native stories in DC, featuring Suzan Shown Harjo and Dr. Elizabeth Rule in conversation with Mary Phillips.

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