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Events

Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library and Folger Theatre, 2018)

Date(s)

1/08/2018 - 18/05/2017

Time

12:00AM - 12:00AM

Location

Folger Theatre

In partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library, we will run a 3-week scholar-artist workshop on William Davenant’s Macbeth (published 1674) in August 2018, culminating in a professional Equity production in the Folger Theatre in September 2018.

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In partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library, we will run a 3-week scholar-artist workshop on William Davenant’s Macbeth (published 1674) in August 2018, culminating in a professional Equity production in the Folger Theatre in September 2018.

In addition to project staff, the research community will comprise six UK researchers, six US researchers, twenty-eight artists (ten actors, nine singers, seven instrumentalists, one musical director, and one stage director) as well as Folger Institute and Public Programs staff. Bob Eisenstein , founder of early music ensemble Folger Consort, will be musical director. Robert Richmond , who has previously directed at the Folger (Henry VRichard III), will be stage director. A full archival performance recording will be made available to scholars at the Folger Shakespeare Library and to the general public in the two repositories of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WPAVA): the central branch of the Washington, DC Public Library, and nearby Maryland University. Short videos documenting our research and workshops will be freely available to the public, and will be hosted on our website and on the Folger YouTube channel.

Davenant’s Macbeth was one of the most popular Restoration versions of Shakespeare, and it successfully integrates drama, music, and dance. Using reflective practice, our Folger workshops will investigate how the play’s episodes of music and dance – described by Samuel Pepys as a ‘strang

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