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FROM THE FOLGER: Shakespeare Plus: Batman and Hamlet, birds of the Bard, a new quiz, and more
Barkan on Reading Shakespeare Reading Me
new book, Princeton professor Leonard Barkan compares
reading Shakespeare to looking in a mirror. Barkan
joins us on the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast to
discuss Reading Shakespeare Reading Me, which
combines memoir and literary criticism as he analyzes
ten Shakespeare plays and their parallels to his life.
by a Folger fellowship, artist Missy Dunaway aims to
catalog every bird mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and
poems—at least 65 species. We're featuring these birds
in a monthly series, starting with the barnacle goose.
Did you know that in Shakespeare's time, this bird was
believed to evolve from driftwood?
At this year’s annual April meeting of the
Shakespeare Association of America, the Folger received the
2022 Shakespeare Publics Award for its Black Shakespeare
course developed in partnership with Reconstruction, an
online education company.
This award "recognizes pioneering and/or
culturally significant efforts to foster, engage, support
and sustain broad and diverse Shakespeare publics through
teaching, scholarship, performance and/or activism."
Designed for middle and high school students,
the five-unit course explores and celebrates the strong—and
often unknown—connections between Black people and