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Brush up on George Moscone’s legacy, San Francisco politics and even Shakespeare with these resources provided by our literary department.
Remembering George Moscone
- On the 30th anniversary of George Moscone’s death, Josh Getlin, a former deputy press secretary and speech writer for the mayor, wrote a piece in the LA Times about how Moscone’s legacy has unfolded over the decades.
10 Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968–1978 edited by Chris Carlsson
- This book is a collection of essays about the turbulent decade in San Francisco’s history that saw an explosion in political and identity-based social movements and community organizing.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Brush up your Shakespeare. There are many explicit references to Hamlet in Ghost Light—the character Jon struggles with how to portray the ghost in his production, but the overall structure of the play—a son struggling to act in the wake of his father’s assassination—also resonates with Shakespeare’s text.
Execution of Justice by Emily Mann
- A play about the trial of Dan White, the former member of the Board of Supervisors who shot George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
- A 2008 film about the life of Harvey Milk.
The Times of Harvey Milk (DVD)
- A 1984 documentary about Harvey Milk’s life and political career.
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