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September 2012


Theater

Shakespeare's Globe: Hamlet  

September 8–22, 2012
Preview Dates: September 8, 2012
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: September 9–22, 2012
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst

Folger Theatre is the first American stop for Hamlet presented by London-based Shakespeare’s Globe, marking the company’s Washington, DC debut. Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and Globe regular Bill Buckhurst will co-direct this raw, thrillingly elemental production of Hamlet. The Daily Telegraph calls the production—with a cast of eight actors and a running time of only two-and-a-half hours—a “stripped-down Hamlet that is fast, fresh, and lucid.”

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PEN/Faulkner

PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Resilience"  

September 10, 2012    6:30pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Notable writers Carol Anshaw, Louis Bayard, Dan Chaon, Ben Fountain, Major Jackson, Joyce Carol Oates, Elissa Schappell, Susan Richards Shreve, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Hilma Wolitzer read original pieces focused on the theme of “Resilience.” Calvin Trillin serves as master of ceremonies. Followed by a black-tie dinner. Proceeds from this festive evening support the endowment of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Writers in Schools.

Tickets: $500

 

Poetry

Yale Series of Younger Poets: Carl Phillips and Eduardo C. Corral  

September 17, 2012    7:30pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Carl Phillips, a critically acclaimed poet and new judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, has chosen Eduardo C. Corral’s Slow Lightning as the 2011 winner. Both Phillips and Corral read from their works. Reception and book signing to follow.

Tickets: $15

 

PEN/Faulkner

Young and Bright and Lost: An evening with Jeffrey Eugenides  

September 24, 2012    7:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, NE

Jeffrey Eugenides reads from his most recent novel, The Marriage Plot.

 

Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. His follow-up novel, The Marriage Plot, is about a love triangle among three college students, their self-discovery, and coming of age—a 21st-century variation on the Jane Austen novels studied by the novel’s spirited heroine.  

Tickets: $15

 

Lectures


Early Music Seminar: LONDON
  

September 26, 2012    6pm
Folger Board Room

Led by Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein, these lively and insightful seminars give music lovers a detailed look at the composers and their world. A light fare reception is also included.

Tickets: $15

 

Lectures

Deborah Harkness: The Experience of Early Modern London  

September 27, 2012    6pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Deborah Harkness is a prize-winning historian and novelist and a professor of history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is the the author of The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. As part of Folger Institute's fall conference and a complement to the Folger exhibition Open City: London, 1500-1700, Harkness considers what it would have felt like to move around and through the early modern city.

Tickets: $15

 

Music

LONDON: Music from the City of Shakespeare  

September 28, 2012    8pm
September 29, 2012    5pm
September 29, 2012    8pm
September 30, 2012    2pm
Pre-concert discussion Friday at 7pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Folger Consort returns to its roots in early modern London, where Orlando Gibbons shaped the sounds of the market into The Cries of London, Shakespeare’s neighbor Thomas Morley published spirited pieces for mixed instruments, and William Byrd fashioned powerful and profound music for worship. Hear the wealth of dances, consort lessons, and ayres that flourished as London transformed into a modern city.

Tickets: $37

 



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