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Cicero: Commentary and Readings in Latin and English by Moses Hadas
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written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC-43 BC (Folkways Records, 1956), 53 mins
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written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC-43 BC (Folkways Records, 1956), 53 mins
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Claire Luce Reads Venus & Adonis: By William Shakespeare
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 (Folkways Records, 1964), 37 mins
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 (Folkways Records, 1964), 37 mins
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Colette's Music Hall (L'Envers du Music-Hall): By Colette
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written by Colette, 1873-1954 (Folkways Records, 1963), 36 mins

French music hall is similar to vaudeville in its origins and performers. Colette knew a great deal about this milieu, and she wrote about it with compassion and humor. Claire Luce and Julie Haydon Nathan, ardent devotees of Colette, recorded some of her lesser-known stories about backstage life in French music ha...

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written by Colette, 1873-1954 (Folkways Records, 1963), 36 mins
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Creole Music of Surinam
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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 mins

This collection presents the two main genres of Afro-Dutch Guyanese music—Kawina-winti and Kaseko-Opo Poku. Sung in Taki-Taki (a native Creole dialect consisting of English, Dutch, Portuguese, and African languages) this album offers a glimpse into Surinamese life and the music that accompanies it.

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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 mins
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Decision for Youth
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins

Designed to parallel the reality of growing up and making decisions, this album delineates how the young writer should make decisions in literature. Through the study of several literary genres, the characters therein and their conflicts, this album is a great guide for the aspiring writer.

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(Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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La Divina Commedia (The Inferno) - Dante Alighieri: Read by Professor Enrico de Negri in the Original Italian
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written by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 (Folkways Records, 1956), 57 mins
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Don Quijote de la Mancha: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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written by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, 1547-1616 (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 hour 1 mins

In 1947, famed Spanish actor Jorge Juan Rodriguez was chosen to play the part of Don Quijote in a BBC network broadcast of the story for Cervantes’ 400th birthday. Several years later Rodriguez released this recording of Don Quijote in Spanish on Folkways complete with a brief introduction and full transcriptio...

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written by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, 1547-1616 (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 hour 1 mins
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Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinso...
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
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The Downtown Story
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 16 mins
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