Folger Theatre Presents Hamfest: Hamlet in Voice and Verse
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The last date listed for Hamlet in Voice and Verse was Tuesday May 25, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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This was a lovely event, at which the the performers playing Hamlet and Ophelia/Ophelie in the Folger Theatre and Washington National Opera's productions of Hamlet (the latter by Ambroise Thomas), along with other staff, discussed the play and opera and performed excerpts. The discussion was interesting and at times very funny; the erudite Folger representative described Hamlet in Jane Austen-ish terms, as a play in which people love each other but are never able to say so. The Folger's young actors did an outstanding job, and it was marvelous to see opera sung--particularly the riveting mad scene--in the cozy confines of the Folger.
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.