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—who played Lady Macbeth at Folger Theatre in 2008—sets her theatrical imagination loose upon the Folger stage with a one-woman arrangement of Hamlet. Combining her extensive experience of playing multiple roles and genders, Shakespearean scholarship, and audience interaction, she has created a tornado of a play quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the first workshop performances of this developing work. $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 and other classic literature inspired by Facebook. In the Folger's Great Hall. Free
Folger Magazine: Hamlet News Feed
Learn more at http://maidenswhodontfloat.com.
HAMLET IN VOICE AND VERSE
Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Shakespeare’s classic is explored in an evening of performance and discussion with the Hamlets and Ophelias from Folger Theatre’s Hamlet (actors Graham Michael Hamilton and Lindsey Wochley) and from Washington National Opera’s concurrent production of Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet (baritone Michael Chioldi and soprano Elizabeth Futral). The discussion is moderated by David Schalkwyk, director of research at the Folger, and Christina C. Scheppelmann, director of artistic operations at Washington National Opera. $15
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