WHERE WE BELONG Resource Guide
From Folger Shakespeare Library and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Welcome to the Resource Guide for WHERE WE BELONG by Madeline Sayet. This is a collaborative, living document that highlights a set of humanities opportunities surrounding the performance. It aims to support the producing partners for the national tour and to inspire audience engagement.
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.
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.
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, now on tour produced by Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in association with the Folger Shakespeare Library, 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.
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.
- Shakespeare and Indigeneity: A Dialogue with Natalie Diaz, Scott M Stevens, and Madeline Sayet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJWMBbiSXg
- Anti-Racist Shakespeare: The Tempest Shakespeare's Globe, Madeline Sayet and Scott M Stevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh8XKqgaSOc
- 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
- Returning Heritage" Online News Database
- National Museum of the American Indian recent repatriation efforts
- Shakespeare Unlimited: Shakespeare in Swahililand
- Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o and Edward Wilson-Lee discuss Shakespeare and colonialism in East Africa.
- The Tempest Read Shakespeare's play with The Folger Shakespeare.
- 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