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ENCORES: Revisiting The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
Folger ENCORES, red theater seats fading into darkness
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ENCORES: Revisiting The Gunpowder Plot of 1605

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Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a bi-weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. This week, Learning and Engagement Librarian Rachel B. Dankert presents collection items related…

Collection Connections: 'Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch' by Rivka Galchen
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Collection Connections: 'Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch' by Rivka Galchen

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares items she presented on October 7, 2021 as an introduction to ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen.

Shakespeare's Sonnets in the Folger's Collection
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Shakespeare's Sonnets in the Folger's Collection

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Assistant Curator of Collections Elizabeth deBold shares items related to Shakespeare’s sonnets, part of a presentation preceding the October 5 poetry reading with Diane Seuss and t’ai freedom ford.

Collection Connections: 'We That Are Young'
Ink illustration of Lear and Cordelia
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Collection Connections: 'We That Are Young'

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares items she presented on September 2, 2021 as an introduction to ‘We That Are Young’ by Preti Taneja.

Collection Connections: 'The Last True Poets of the Sea' by Julia Drake
Photograph of a gold ring with blue stone and inscription in the band
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Collection Connections: 'The Last True Poets of the Sea' by Julia Drake

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares items she presented on August 5, 2021 as an introduction to ‘The Last True Poets of the Sea’ by Julia Drake.

Collection Connections: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls
Cover of a 1896 advertising pamphlet for bicycles featuring a portrait of Shakespeare
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Collection Connections: 'Sweet Sorrow' by David Nicholls

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares items she presented on June 3, 2021 as an introduction to Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls.

Collection Connections: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller
Title page of Ovids Metamorphses with illustrations of the stories around the border
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Collection Connections: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares items she presented on May 6, 2021 as an introduction to Circe by Madeline Miller.

Collection Connections: 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'
Black and white 19th-century illustration of a man in elaborate armor standing with his arm upraised with a castle in the background
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Collection Connections: 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the items she presented on April 1, 2021 as an introduction to ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ by Ethan Hawke.

Collection Connections: ‘Hag-Seed’
Collection of character sketches from a 1904 production of The Tempest, on the top is a picture of ship in a storm, on the bottom a picture of a small figure watching a boat on the horizon on a rock
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Collection Connections: ‘Hag-Seed’

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the Folger collection items she presented on March 4, 2021 as an introduction to ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood.

Collection Connections: ‘The Moor’s Account’
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Collection Connections: ‘The Moor’s Account’

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on February 4, 2021 as an introduction to ‘The Moor’s Account’ by Laila Lalami.

Collection Connections: ‘Hamnet’
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Collection Connections: ‘Hamnet’

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Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the Folger collection items she presented on December 3, 2020 as an introduction to ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell.

Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’
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Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

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Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.

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