Venue Details

262 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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"Hamlet"
16 ratings
4.7 average rating
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11 events
4 reviews
11 stars
attended May 06 2010

It was a breath of fresh air to see a production where the intention is to try to stay true to the text and figure Shakespeare out. Too many of today's productions add in all kinds of distractions and modernizations in an attempt to make it...continued

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58 reviews
4 stars
attended May 12 2010

While the production opted to use a modern, yet very functional, set and modern dress costumes, in every other way the production was true to Shakespeare's intent. There were several strong acting performances, with supporting roles giving an...continued

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24 reviews
12 stars
attended May 07 2010

The play was done really well. While they did use Shakespearan english, it was delivered in an American accent. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the accent was more authentic.

I really liked Folger theatre.

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Description

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Joseph Haj

Original Music by Jack Herrick

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What should fellows such as I do crawling between earth and heaven?_

Joseph Haj is Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Rep at UNC-Chapel Hill and was named by American Theater magazine as one of the artists who will shape the next 25 years of theater in America.

Tony Award-winning musician Jack Herrick, a member of the Red Clay Ramblers, will compose original music for this production.

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