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Shakespeare Plus: The Elizabethan mind, a royal visit, evil laughs, and more
Shakespeare Thought About the Mind
podcast, Helen Hackett discusses her new book, The
Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of
Uncertainty, a wide-ranging study of the many
conflicting ideas that Elizabethans had about their own
blog post by our new head of exhibitions looks at two
Civil War-era cartoons in the Folger’s collections that
allude to Shakespeare’s Macbeth to comment on
slavery and its place in U.S. society and politics.
Kathleen Lynch, Folger Institute's Executive Director
Folger has dedicated a new acquisition to the collection in
honor of Kathleen Lynch, who retired this month after a
distinguished career leading the Folger’s center for advanced
research in the early modern humanities, the Folger Institute.
acquisition is a 1676 book titled A collection of the
several writings of that true prophet, faithful servant of God
and sufferer for the testimony of Jesus. This particular
copy, filled with handwritten inscriptions, was a gift from a
prominent Quaker to his fellow Friends held captive in York
Castle, where it was passed around among the prisoners.
of Kathleen Lynch's retirement, the Folger has also established
the “Dr. Kathleen Lynch Fund," which advances the
intersection of scholarly and public humanities.