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Where We Belong Resource Guide

Folger Shakespeare Library and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company compiled this list of further reading, podcast episodes, recordings, and more to enhance your experience of Madeline Sayet's Where We Belong.

Talkback with Madeline Sayet and Michael Witmore
Madeline Sayet and Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore explore questions surrounding language raised in Where We Belong, including origins, development, influence, and preservation of language in the written and spoken forms. This conversation was recorded live in July 2021.

Furthering the Conversation: Connecting the Personal and Legal Perspectives on Repatriation
This recorded panel discussion, inspired by Where We Belong, speaks to the current state of museum repatriation, both internationally and domestically. Featuring experts in the field, Jacquetta “Jackie” Swift (National Museum of the American Indian) and Alexander Herman (Institute of Art and Law) with guest moderator Alina Scott (Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin) the conversation was recorded live in July 2021.

Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 170
In her play Where We Belong, Mohegan director, playwright, and performer Madeline Sayet recalls her 2015 journey to the UK to pursue the PhD in Shakespeare that she never ended up getting. The play explains why she left the degree behind and explores what it means to belong in a complicated world. Sayet talks about growing up Mohegan in Connecticut and her evolving relationship with Shakespeare today. 

Shakespeare Lightning Round
Madeline Sayet joins Folger Social Media and Communications Manager Ben Lauer in this Instagram Shakespeare Lightning Round where Madeline answers 30 lightning-fast questions about her favorite—and least favorite—things about Shakespeare.

Related Videos, Reading, and more

Shakespeare and Indigeneity: A Dialogue with Natalie Diaz, Scott M Stevens, and Madeline Sayet 

Anti-Racist Shakespeare: The Tempest Shakespeare's Globe, Madeline Sayet, and Scott M Stevens

Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire by Coll Thrush

Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England, Edited by Siobhan Senier 

Medicine Trail: The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon by Melissa Jayne Fawcett

Savage Kin: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists by Margaret M. Bruchac

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Shakespeare Unlimited: Shakespeare in Swahililand
Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o and Edward Wilson-Lee discuss Shakespeare and colonialism in East Africa.

The Tempest
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Strange Shakespeare: Transforming The Tempest, classifying Caliban
Shakespeare and Beyond blog, Kristina Straub writes about 17th- and 18th-century ideas about Caliban.

Restitution by Alexander Herman

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