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Got Hamlet? Folger hosts Hamfest this spring

By March 21, 2010 No Comments

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.,will present a series of Hamlet-oriented performances and talks in the coming months.  From the Folger website:

HAMFEST is a series of programs presented in conjunction with Folger Theatre’s production of Hamlet, on stage April 21 – June 6, 2010.

Hamlet: Now I Am Alone
Mondays, May 17 & 24 at 7:30pm

Award-winning actress Kate Eastwood Norris presents her one-woman workshop performance of Hamlet. $15
Maidens Who Don’t Float
Friday, May 21 at 6:30pm

Sarah Schmelling, author of Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float, discusses her humorous “retelling” of Hamlet inspired by Facebook. Free

Hamlet in Voice and Verse
Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s classic is explored and sampled in an evening with actors from Folger’s Hamlet and singers from Washington National Opera’s concurrent production of Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet. $15
Discovering Hamlet
Monday, June 7 at 7:30pm

Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford talk with filmmaker Mark Olshaker about his documentary Discovering Hamlet which chronicled Jacobi’s direction of Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet with Clifford as Horatio. $30

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