The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0231  Friday, 8 June 2012


From:        Kiersten Dittrich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:17 AM

Subject:     Folger Theatre 2012/13 Season Performances


Thursday, June 7, 2012


Folger Theatre’s 2012/13 season is marked by journeys of every kind—tragic, heroic, and mythic. As an added season highlight, we will host the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Hamlet in September, direct from the London stage.


Mark your calendars now and plan ahead to take advantage of our group discounts for one or several of our productions: 


By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst

SEPTEMBER 8–22, 2012


A raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play, the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius. “A stripped-down Hamlet that is fast, fresh, and lucid” (The Daily Telegraph).


Student Matinees: Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 11:30am




Stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook  

Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar

Directed by Aaron Posner  

Original music performed by Tom Teasley

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 25, 2012


A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine.


Student Matinee: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30am




By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

JANUARY 22 – MARCH 3, 2013


Imagine the thrilling grasp for power by a young king whose ambition reaches beyond his English court to the fields of France.


Student Matinees: Thursday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:30am




By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

APRIL 30 – JUNE 9, 2013


Cast away on the shores of a distant land, lost lovers and their unruly servants

converge and conspire in this romance-filled comedy.


Student Matinees: Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:30am


Teachers and group leaders of high school or younger students may reserve tickets for Hamlet student matinees beginning Monday, June 11 at 10:00am. Tickets for other 2012/13 Folger Theatre productions may be reserved beginning Monday, July 30 at 10:00am.


Student matinee tickets are $25 each for students and chaperones. The Globe’s HAMLET student matinee tickets are just $35. One chaperone is required for every 10-12 students. A 30-minute question and answer session will follow every regular season student matinee performance.


Discounted group tickets are also available to all Folger Theatre performances. The complete schedule for all Folger Theatre productions will soon be available at  


If you are a teacher, don’t forget to access our award-winning teaching materials online at before you come. We look forward to welcoming you to the Folger.



Kiersten Dittrich

Group Sales Manager

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