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The Bard, the Griot, and the Hip Hop Tradition

Part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Black man speaking into a microphone

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Dates Sat, Apr 01 — Thu, Apr 06, 2023

Tickets Free, registration required

Actor, writer, and musician Malik Work leads this interactive workshop designed to unveil the tools of theater and storytelling.

Work, the co-author of Our Verse in Time to Come, shares his experience creating the raps and rhythms for Our Verse while exploring the connection between the celebrated work of the Bard and the innovative and relevant work of contemporary Hip Hop.

Participants will have the chance to try their own hand at the mic and play with the unexpected ways in which Shakespeare and Hip Hop intersect.

Suitable for ages 13 and up.

DC Public Library

This event is part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare’s First Folio, our April 2023 festival in partnership with DC Public Library.

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