Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet,” entered into the Stationer’s Register

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British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in NYC

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William Shakespeare dies

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William Shakespeare born

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American playwright Tennessee Williams is born

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    Henry Box Brown resurrection

    Slave narratives are a unique American literary genre in which former slaves tell about their lives in slavery and how they acquired their freedom. Henry “Box” Brown escaped from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate (hence, the nickname “Box”) from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849.

    Arthur Miller's The Crucible premiered on Broadway on this day in 1953

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    Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War

    Standing Together is an NEH initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans through films, literature, drama, discussion, and more.

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    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

    A collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

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    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global is a collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.