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"Shakespeare in Washington" in 2007
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0104  Friday, 3 March 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Friday, March 03, 2006
Subject: 	"Shakespeare in Washington" in 2007

All D.C. Will Be a Stage for Shakespeare
By Peter Marks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, March 2, 2006; A01

In the most extravagant demonstration of the area's devotion to William 
Shakespeare-in a theater town with three standing companies devoted to 
the playwright-Washington next year will stage a six-month, citywide 
immersion in theatrical, ballet, film, operatic, orchestral, choral and 
jazz adaptations of the canon.

"Shakespeare in Washington" will kick off Jan. 5 -- a day you might know 
as Twelfth Night-and continue through June 2007 with a dizzying number 
of entries by 40 organizations, from renowned classical companies to 
local groups for disabled performers. One of the city's most 
wide-ranging explorations of a playwright ever, the festival will be in 
theaters, museums and movie houses across the region, and the list of 
participating institutions is expected to grow.

The Kennedy Center-whose president, Michael M. Kaiser, hatched the idea 
of the festival with Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare 
Theatre Company-unveiled the event's full range of offerings yesterday. 
If all goes as planned, it will be one of the more comprehensive 
assessments across one city's institutions of the enduring impact of 
Shakespeare's work.

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