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October 2012


Lectures

Elizabethan Garden Tour  

April 21–October 20, 2012    10am
Folger Elizabethan Garden

Garden tours are offered at 10am and 11am on the first and third Saturday of each month, April through October.
The Elizabethan Garden is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and before most Folger performances.

Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.

Tickets: Free

 

Special Event

Exhibition Opening

Very Like a Whale

  

October 15, 2012    6:30pm–8:30pm
Folger Great Hall

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition with remarks and a reception in the Folger's Great Hall.

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Tickets: Members by invitation

 

Theater

The Conference of the Birds  

October 23–November 25, 2012
Preview Dates: October 23–28, 2012
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: October 29–November 25, 2012
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook

Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar

Directed by Aaron Posner | Original music performed by Tom Teasley

A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine.

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