The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1101 Thursday, 21 December 2006
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Subject: Shakespeare in Washington
FROM Shakespeare in Washington website:
TO BE OR NOT TO BE may be the world's most famous question-but for six
months, the only place to be is DC. for this spectacular celebration of
William Shakespeare's influence on great culture and entertainment.
For more than 400 years, Shakespeare's plays and poetry have resonated in
the world's consciousness. His works have persisted through centuries of
theatrical interpretations. They've inspired classic ballets, operas, and
symphonic suites and been transformed through the lens of modern themes
and settings. From film and Broadway musicals to fashion and the visual
arts, his imprint can be found everywhere.
Now, Washington will revel in the genius of Shakespeare through more than
100 magnificent presentations by more than 60 arts organizations. So
whether you know all the sonnets by heart or are discovering his work for
the very first time, Shakespeare in Washington will bring you closer than
ever to the man they call "The Bard."
This celebration was conceived by Michael M. Kaiser, President of the
Kennedy Center, and is curated by Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the
Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night
THE KENNEDY CENTER;
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY
To launch Shakespeare in Washington, Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic
Director Michael Kahn directs a staged reading in the Concert Hall of
Twelfth Night on the holiday's traditional date of observance, January 6.
Shakespeare's celebrated comedy involves cross-dressing women, mistaken
twins, and zany love sonnets. Co-presented by the Kennedy Center and
Shakespeare Theatre Company as part of the Millennium Stage series.
Tickets: Free. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St., NW, Washington,
DC. (202) 467-4600.
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