Shakespeare as a Starting Point

with Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Erin Frisby, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, and Kim Roberts

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 7:00 pm
The Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital
$25 General, FREE for Folger Members and workshop participants

Join the Folger as we convene a panel of artists to explore how Shakespeare inspires new generations of creators and the importance of welcoming new voices into the canon.

For over 400 years, Shakespeare’s plays have played a foundational role in inspiring new work. From Langston Hughes to Taylor Swift, artists across the centuries have referenced, retold, and reimagined his plots, structures, and characters to tell stories reflecting their own time and experiences.

This talk will take place in-person at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. 

Participants in the Works in Progress workshops can register for this talk at no additional cost.

We look forward to welcoming you to in-person performances. Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask, and proof of vaccination is not required for audiences. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while speaking. Folger staff will remain masked at all times. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Click here for more information on how we are keeping our audience and artists safe.


   Hosted in partnership with the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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