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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
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attended Apr 12 2009

Just brilliant. Lynn Redgrave is an amazing storyteller, and her ability to shift characters in Shakespearean plays in split seconds and make them distinct and interesting, all while weaving Shakespeare's dialogue into stories about her mother,...continued

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attended Apr 12 2009

Lovely, fluid, warm, and personal weaving of stories and memories with Shakespeare sonnets beautifully recited. Now I want to see the full Shakespearean play with Ms. Redgrave. What incredible talent. And so lovely to meet her afterward. This...continued

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Lynn Redgrave stars in a one-woman show, which pays tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson, whose love affair with the role of Juliet and search for her own Romeo lasted her whole life. Interweaving remembrance, Ms. Kempson’s own words, and passages from Shakespeare, Ms. Redgrave creates a companion piece to her Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare for My Father, which was first seen in early development at Folger Theatre.

Lynn Redgrave was born in London into a family of actors and has enjoyed a four-decade career on stage, screen, and beyond. She is a founding member of The Royal National Theatre and is the author of four plays, Shakespeare for My Father, The Mandrake Root, Nightingale, and Rachel and Juliet. Ms. Redgrave has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Oscars, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Film highlights include Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters, Shine, and Kinsey. Her latest film is The Jane Austen Book Club. Other recent credits include the final Merchant/Ivory production, The White Countess, and ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” She can be heard in the animated film series of Me, Eloise and in the upcoming animated feature, My Dog Tulip. Ms. Redgrave is a prolific “voice on tape” and her latest audio book release is Roald Dahl’s The Witches. She was last seen Off-Broadway in Grace at MCC Theater and will appear as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2009

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.