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'Daughters of the Deer' Resource Guide
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'Daughters of the Deer' Resource Guide

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Resources related to Daughters of the Deer by Danielle Daniel.

About 'Daughters of the Deer'
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About 'Daughters of the Deer'

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Introductory information on the March 2024 Folger Book Club selection, which imagines the author’s ancestors in the Algonquin territories of the 1600s.

Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi, Pt. 2
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Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi, Pt. 2

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Ivie Orobaton

Ivie Orobaton revisits her February 2024 presentation on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, the second of a two-part series.

Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi
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Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi

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Ivie Orobaton

Ivie Orobaton revisits her February 2024 presentation on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, the first of a two-part series.

'Homegoing' Resource Guide
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'Homegoing' Resource Guide

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Resources related to Shakespeare and Black history in preparation for our February book club discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

The Reading Room Festival Q&A: Mary Chieffo and Josh Nelson Youssef
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The Reading Room Festival Q&A: Mary Chieffo and Josh Nelson Youssef

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“I was particularly intrigued by the concept of ‘honest Iago’ and what honesty truly signifies in the context of gender roles,” writes Mary Chieffo.

About 'Homegoing'
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About 'Homegoing'

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Introductory information on the February 2024 Folger Book Club selection, a generational story spanning centuries.

Q&A with Austin Dean Ashford
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Q&A with Austin Dean Ashford

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Austin Dean Ashford shares more about his one-person show, “Rap Monologues,” which fuses hip hop history, humor, and a fresh perspective on the classics.

Q&A with Sarah Mantell
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Q&A with Sarah Mantell

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“I wanted to write a play that allowed these characters to speak in Jewish voices for the first time,” writes Mantell about Everything That Never Happened.

Q&A with Dr. John "Ray" Proctor III
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Q&A with Dr. John "Ray" Proctor III

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Learn more about what to expect for The Reading Room Festival’s “interactive interrogation” of Shakespeare’s Othello, Act III, scene iii, at Folger Theatre.

Q&A with Carmen Pelaez
Carmen Pelaez
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Q&A with Carmen Pelaez

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Carmen Pelaez shares how she was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and why she set her play The Cuban Vote amid a political campaign in Miami.

Collection Connections: 'The Weird Sisters' by Eleanor Brown
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Collection Connections: 'The Weird Sisters' by Eleanor Brown

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Elizabeth DeBold

Elizabeth DeBold revisits her December 2023 presentation on Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, a family story threaded with Shakespearean references.

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