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Shakespeare Plus: Ukraine, the Avengers, Summer Block Party, and more from the Folger
Oleksandr “Les” Kurbas’s 1920 Macbeth was the
first production of a Shakespeare play in Ukraine,
staged in the midst of the famine and violence of the
Russian Civil War. Explore the connections between
Shakespeare and Ukrainian national identity.
Bard meets the MCU in Ian Doescher’s reworking of the
four Avengers films as a Shakespearean play. Read an
excerpt from the epic Battle of New York scene from the
first Avengers film, which first appeared in theaters
10 years ago this month.
Folger Brings Shakespeare to the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum and the Folger
Shakespeare Library, in association with the University of
South Carolina, are partnering this summer to present The
Starting on Friday, July 1–and running through
September 6, 2022–visitors to the National Building Museum
can step back in time with the Bard for the latest
iteration of the Museum’s annual Summer Block Party.
By day, a custom-built theater in the museum's
Great Hall will provide a venue for sword-fighting
demonstrations, guided tours, and many other hands-on
activities. At night The Playhouse transforms into a
stage for Folger Theatre’s production ofA Midsummer
Night’s Dream (July 12 – August 28), directed by Victor
Malana Maog. Get your tickets now by becoming a Folger