Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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August 2017

150 Years in the Forest: Drew University 1867-2017

August 21 - December 31
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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See how Drew began in 1867 and trace the transformations in student life, athletic endeavors and its three schools through to 2017.

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October 2017

Cynthia Lin Re-Drawn

October 20 - November 21
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Based on scans of body parts, Cynthia Lin uses painting, drawing as well as digital and lithographic processes to alternate between mapping and improvisation.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Arts & Letters Salon – Biography & Documentary: Visual Literature

October 22 @ 2:30 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Filmmaker and Drew alumnus Billy Tooma ’17 will screen and discuss his newest documentary featuring Col. Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, one of the first men of color to fly an airplane—as well as being a soldier of fortune and arms dealer.

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New Jersey Jazz Society 45th Anniversary Celebration: A Salute to Jazz in the Garden State

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Anniversary concert celebrates the rich jazz history of New Jersey, from big bands to bebop and beyond. Featuring guest of honor Bucky Pizzarelli, the Garden State’s own beloved jazz guitarist with a 75-year musical career.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Plays in Progress

October 25 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Music at Noon

October 27 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 28 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 28 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 29 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance e inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 29 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Tipple-Vosburgh Lecture: Theology in the Streets

October 30 @ 9:00 am
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Join us as we challenge each other to think more deeply and act more boldly for the healing of our communities and the world.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 30 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

October 30 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Ghost Stories at the Drew Library

October 31
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Back by popular demand! University Archivist Matthew Beland leads a panel discussion on the history of ghosts at Drew and the buildings they reputedly haunt.

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November 2017

Plays in Progress

November 1 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program.

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Fluid Dynamics: Evolutionary Physics and Byron

November 2 @ 4:30 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Byron Society of America brings its annual Leslie Marchand Lecture to Drew, home to the society’s collections. Until his death in 1999, Marchand was the leading authority on Byron.

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Shakespeare in Love

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

November 3 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance with the woman who becomes his muse inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Shakespeare in Love

November 4 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Essential String Trios

November 4 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Three of the foremost string players on the CMS roster showcase extraordinary works for string trio.

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Shakespeare in Love

November 4 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

Find out more »

Shakespeare in Love

November 5 @ 2:00 pm

The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

Find out more »

Shakespeare in Love

November 5 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The plight of Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance se inspires an epic Elizabethan extravaganza.

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Out of Sight: Our World through the Lens of Popular Culture

November 7 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A look at mass-market publications—from graphic novels to Broadway playbills, MAD to science fiction magazines—as the lens through which we view our world.

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From Death to Life: The Role of Theater in Post-Holocaust Healing

November 7 @ 4:15 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Lindsay Warren discusses the Kazet Theatre, a Yiddish theatre group that helped Holocaust survivors in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp to reestablish social bonds and move from trauma to recovery to hope for the future.

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Plays in Progress

November 8 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program.

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Citizen Archivist Tagathon

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Calling all history buffs! Help the National Archives make its vast holdings more searchable through the Citizen Archivist Project.

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Writers@Drew Presents Ben Marcus

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Guggenheim fellow and winner of the Whiting Award, fiction writer Ben Marcus part of Writers@Drew series.

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Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concert

November 12 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Guitarist Carlos Cuestas opens the 2017-2018 orchestra with music by Rodrigo and Mendelssohn’s glorious “Reformation” Symphony no. 5

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Incubator

November 13 @ 6:30 pm

Two staged readings of a new, student-written play

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$32

Drew Forum Presents In The Game: Keith Hernandez With Ira Berkow

November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Two-time World Series champion Keith Hernandez talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist Ira Berkow.

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2017 Bard Thompson Lecture: Passionate Embrace: Luther on Love, Body and Sensual Presence

November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Seminary Hall – Craig Chapel

2017 Bard Thompson Lecture featuring Elisabeth Gerle, professor of ethics at the Center for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in Sweden.

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Get Your Game On – Board Game Night

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Attention board game aficionados, board game night is back!

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Music at Noon

November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Incubator

November 18 @ 6:30 pm

Two staged readings of a new, student-written play.

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The 5 Browns

November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Not one, not two, but FIVE Steinway concert grand pianos make for an extraordinary program when The 5 Browns take the stage.

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Discover the GrooveBarbers

November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Rock, doo-wop, jazz and even barbershop—all a capella!

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Fall Dance Show

November 29 - December 1
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Ezra Jack Keats’ children’s stories are brought to life through dance.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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December 2017

Student Art Show

December 1 - December 8

Works by Drew students who have created advanced-level projects for exhibition.

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Music at Noon

December 1 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Enjoy a little noon music in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Drew University Chamber Orchestra

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Featuring musicians from the community and Drew students from all majors and departments who share a common love of music.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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Fall Dance Show

December 2 @ 1:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Ezra Jack Keats’ children’s stories are brought to life through dance.

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