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ENCORES: Revisiting The Gunpowder Plot of 1605

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. ENCORES provides a way to connect and revisit the breadth of Folger offerings with a wider audience.


ENCORES presents

Words, Words, Words 
Collection items related to The Gunpowder Plot
as shown by Folger Learning and Engagement Librarian Rachel B. Dankert
originally presented as part of the November discussion of License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia
Read the accompanying blog post

Learn more about License to Quill on The Folger Spotlight. Folger resources related to the novel are available here.

Read the introduction by Folger Learning and Engagement Librarian Rachel B. Dankert:

Hello and welcome to Folger Encores. I’m Rachel B. Dankert, the Learning and Engagement Librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Library. I am so happy to speak with you today. The Folger has been sharing selections with you from their plays, music, talks, and readings in this Encores series.

This week we are revisiting the License to Quill Book Club presentation from November 5, 2020. Taking place on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, I shared items from the Folger Collection that capture the event and its aftermath. Before we get started, just a quick note that some of the images show executions and other violent images related to the events of the Gunpowder Plot.


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