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The NTD's *Ophelia* at the Folger Theatre
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 185.  Monday, 22 March 1993.
 
From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Monday, 22 March 1993
Subject:        NTD's *Ophelia* at the Folger Theatre
 
Dear SHAKSPEReans,
 
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].
 
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