Episode 497. The Folger Theatre

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images-1Janet Alexander Griffin has led the public programs of the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1982 and has been the Artistic Producer of the Folger Theatre’s programming since 1992. She was good enough to include us in the Folger’s festivities surrounding William Shakespeare’s 400th Deathiversary, and gracious enough to talk to us about the relationship between scholarship and art, the challenges of the Folger space, the pitfalls of programming Hamlet, a preview of the Folger’s commission of Aaron Posner’s District Merchants, the importance of avoiding marble boxes, the joys of confidently choosing your collaborators, and the value of valuing both scholars and artists. (Length 19:46)


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