Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 185. Monday, 22 March 1993.
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Monday, 22 March 1993
Subject: NTD's *Ophelia* at the Folger Theatre
In SHK 4.0094 (Friday, February 19, 1993), SHAKSPERean Tony Naturale
reviewed the National Theatre of the Deaf's production of *Ophelia*,
directed by Jeff Wanshel. In that posting, Naturale wrote,
> In this adaptation of Hamlet, the playwright Jeff Wanshel worked
>closely with NTD to develop further the role of Ophelia. Ostensibly
>to present a woman's point of view in this "rotten kingdom" of
>Denmark, the play became an experiment with mixed results. To keep
>the action rolling, plot was changed, scenes borrowed from other
>Shakespeare's plays were included, and conflicts between Ophelia
>and Hamlet were highlightened further.
The Folger Library will be presenting the NTD's *Ophelia* from Thursday,
March 25, through Sunday, March 28, at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre as
a part of "Project Access," an outreach initiative made possible by a $2.5
million grant to the Library from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
[See SHK 4.0033 (20 January 1993) for details of the grant].
Tickets may be charged by phone at 202-544-7077.