On October 1, 2020, the Folger continues its Virtual Book Club with I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft, medicine, and other themes of this award-winning novel.
LISTEN to episodes of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast
- Episode 35: Shakespeare in the Caribbean
- Episode 43: Shakespeare and Magic
- Episode 117: Deborah Harkness/’A Discovery of Witches’
LEARN about early modern attitudes towards witchcraft and medicine
- Toil and trouble: Recipes and the witches in ‘Macbeth’
- A manual for witch-hunters
- Of the flattering, pampered, reviled, predatory, “harmless, necessary” early modern cat
- Balancing the body and consulting the heavens: Medicine in Shakespeare’s time
- Possets, drugs, and milky effects: A look at recipes, Shakespeare’s plays, and other historical references
EXPLORE related pop-up exhibitions
- Companion to the I Put a Spell on You poetry reading, October 2019
- The Discouerie of Witchcraft in the Vaults
- First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas
READ some of Shakespeare’s plays featuring witches and magic
Words, Words, Words discusses I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem on Thursday, October 1. Registration for the November 5 session on Jacopo della Quercia’s License to Quill opens Tuesday, October 6. We hope you make a plan to join us!
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