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Prelude to the bear: Antigonus's agonizing decision in "The Winter's Tale"
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Prelude to the bear: Antigonus's agonizing decision in "The Winter's Tale"

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Philip Goldfarb Styrt

Philip Goldfarb Styrt argues that Antigonus and the famous bear scene are frequently misunderstood.

Slippery thoughts in "The Winter's Tale"
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Slippery thoughts in "The Winter's Tale"

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Douglas Clark

“Leontes puts a new spin on an idea familiar to those living in Shakespeare’s time: that one could fish for people,” writes Douglas Clark.

Collection Connections: 'Beheld' by TaraShea Nesbit
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Collection Connections: 'Beheld' by TaraShea Nesbit

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Rachel B. Dankert

Rachel B. Dankert revisits her November 2023 presentation on TaraShea Nesbit’s Beheld and the experience of early colonists in America.

Dramaturg's Notes: The Winter's Tale, 2023
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Dramaturg's Notes: The Winter's Tale, 2023

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Michele Osherow

Dramaturg Michele Osherow shares reflections on the themes explored in Folger Theatre’s 2023 production of The Winter’s Tale.

'Beheld' Resource Guide
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'Beheld' Resource Guide

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Resources related to colonial America in preparation for our November Book Club discussion of Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit.

About 'Beheld'
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About 'Beheld'

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Introductory information on the November 2023 Folger Book Club selection, which looks at the first recorded murder in the Plymouth colony.

Isaac Marion’s 'Warm Bodies': Containing and Curing Plague
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Isaac Marion’s 'Warm Bodies': Containing and Curing Plague

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Kathleen Miller

Dr. Kathleen Miller revisits her October 2023 presentation on Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies and its connection to early modern plague practices.

'Warm Bodies' Resource Guide
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'Warm Bodies' Resource Guide

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Resources related to Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare and horror in preparation for our October Book Club discussion of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.

About 'Warm Bodies'
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About 'Warm Bodies'

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Introductory information on the October 2023 Folger Book Club selection, a Romeo and Juliet adaptation set in the zombie apocalypse.

'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger (Part 2)
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'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger (Part 2)

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The second part of our September 2023 conversation with Erica Ciallela and Sara Schliep as part of our discussion of The Personal Librarian.

'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger
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'The Personal Librarian,' the Morgan, and the Folger

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The first part of our September 2023 conversation with Erica Ciallela and Sara Schliep as part of our discussion of The Personal Librarian.

'The Personal Librarian' Resource Guide
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'The Personal Librarian' Resource Guide

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Resources related to Belle da Costa Greene and the collections of the Morgan and Folger Shakespeare Libraries in preparation for our September Book Club discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

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