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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Thomas H. Keels

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Liberty and Justice for a Few: America Celebrates the Sesqui Thomas H. Keels is the author of  Sesqui! Greed, Graft, and The Forgotten World’s Fair of 1926 . The fair was meant to be the greatest international exposition the world had ever seen. It became known as the “Flop…

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Hands-On Tour: Discovering Native American History

Thu, March 21, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

American history is the history of dialogues among the many peoples who have called—and call—America home. Highlighting The Rosenbach’s remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, and printed documents that reveal how Native Americans engaged with European and Euro-American…

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Hands-On Tour: Lewis Carroll

Fri, March 22, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books)…

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Course: Pride and Prometheus: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Tue, March 26, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To register:  https://rosenbach.org/events/course-austen-and-shelley/ About the Course This course will explore perhaps the two most popular English language novels of the 19th century: Jane Austen’s  Pride and Prejudice  and Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein .…

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Hands-On Tour: Book Arts

Wed, March 27, 2019 6:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare books in the Rosenbach collection, their aesthetics, their functions, how the processes in creating books inform how we use them today, and vice versa.…

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Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach

Thu, March 28, 2019 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Nathaniel Popkin

Thu, March 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To Reach The Spring: The Banality of Evil and the Climate Crisis Nathaniel Popkin will read and discuss a new work,  To Reach the Spring , which asks, what do we owe our children and grandchildren if the greenhouse gases we contributed to global warming cause extreme suffering or death?…

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Hands-On Tour: Herman Melville

Fri, March 29, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

With a warm heart for human nature, a cold eye for the human condition, and prose that would awe a Biblical prophet, Herman Melville was too good for his time. Join us for an odyssey through The Rosenbach’s mighty Melville collection. We’ll chart our course toward the source of…

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“Whan that Aprille” Day

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us to celebrate Chaucer’s  The Canterbury Tales  with live readings in Middle English and presentations of The Rosenbach's Chaucer manuscripts. For tickets:  https://rosenbach.org/events/whan-that-aprille-day/

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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: King Lear part 1

Sat, April 6, 2019 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading……

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Bibliococktails: Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

Fri, April 12, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

“Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote . . .” Make a pilgrimage to The Rosenbach’s version of The Tabard Inn as we celebrate one of the great poetic achievements of the English language (we have two manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales in our collection!).…

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Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Christine Nelson

Thu, April 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

On Handwriting, Love, and Secrets Christine Nelson is the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Austrian author and autograph collector Stefan Zweig once said that “the gift of a manuscript is also the gift of a secret — a…

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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: King Lear part 2

Sat, May 4, 2019 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading……

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Telling Cervantes’s Story through Music: Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte

Wed, May 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A collaboration with Tempesta di Mare’s Great Books concert In association with Tempesta di Mare, this program will focus on Miguel de Cervantes’s novel,  Don Quixote , one of the four great works of literature in their Great Books Concert. Don Quixote was Dr. A.S.W.…

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Bibliococktails: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

Fri, May 10, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Faustus’s bargain with Mephistopheles did not turn out so well for the learned doctor, but Marlowe’s play is still an engaging work about magic, art, and the boundaries of knowledge. We’ll see what devils of our own we can conjure.  As Faustus said to the vision of Helen,…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach at the Laurel Hill Cemetery: Edward G. Pettit

Tue, May 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Laurel Hill Cemetery | 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132

“Philadelphia Gothic: the Crucible of American Horror” at Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia was more than just the birthplace of American democracy and independence. From the country’s inception, writers from this city were just as interested in the nightmares inherent in our…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Louis Bayard

Thu, May 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  Louis Bayard is the author of  Courting Mr. Lincoln , a novel. Books will be available for purchase by Shakespeare & Co., Booksellers. The author will sign copies after the program. From the prizewinning author of  Mr. Timothy  and  The Pale Blue Eye…

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Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach

Thu, May 30, 2019 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Children Rosenbach Museum & Library arts & crafts

Singing Whitman: Songs from the Drinker Collection with Craft Works Music

Thu, May 30, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Working in conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s archives, Craft Works Music, in partnership with the Rosenbach Museum, presents a program of choral works drawn from the Drinker Collection set to and inspired by the poetry of American Transcendentalist Walt Whitman. This…

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