Original Pronunciation

English language texts in period speech

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12 April 2019 to 5 May 2019
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents Hamlet in OP, directed by Chris Cotterman. Performed in the Great Hall of the St. Mary’s Community Center, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211. Performance dates are Fridays (8 pm), Saturdays (8 pm), and Sundays (4 pm). Pre-show begins 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $24 for adults, $19 for seniors, students, and teachers. Contact information:
Phone: 410-662-9455. Mailing address is Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, PO Box 5639, Baltimore, MD 21210. email info@baltimoreshakespearefactory.org. Website: www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org.

1-2 June 2019
Extracts from King Lear in OP have been set to music by Adrienne Inglis, in a piece called ‘The Rage and Reconciliation of King Lear’. It will be performed as part of a concert by Inversion Ensemble: ‘Heroes and Monsters: songs of legends and beasts’, Saturday June 1 at 7 pm in Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 3208 Exposition Blvd. Austin, Texas 78703, and Sunday June 2 at 3 pm in Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave. Austin, Texas 78722.