Shakespearean Women: A Theatre Festival (Folger Theatre, 1994)

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Folger Theatre presented Shakespearean Women: A Theatre Festival of Famous 19th-century Actresses and The Shakespearean Women They Portrayed from October 5 to November 6, 1994 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. It included three performances.

Wonderful Women

Eunice Roberts (Ellen Terry), Wonderful Women, Folger Theatre, 1994. Devised by Eunice Roberts. Directed by Graham Callan. James Loyce.

Wonderful Women: A Tour Around America with Ellen Terry and the Only Man She Ever Loved– William Shakespeare opened the Shakespearean Women festival, and played from October 5 to October 9, 1994. The production was devised by Eunice Roberts.

Cast

  • Eunie Roberts: Ellen Terry

Creative team

  • Graham Callan, Director

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Director of Museum and Public Programs

An Audience with Fanny Kemble

Sandi Shackleford (Fanny Kemble), An Audience with Fanny Kemble by Anne Ludlum, Folger Theatre, 1994. Staged by Mary Sutton.

An Audience with Fanny Kemble: An Evening of Reflection with 19th-century Actress, Abolitionist, and Diarist Fanny Kemble was the second performance of the Shakespearean Women festival, and played from October 12 to 16, 1994.

Cast

  • Sandi Shackelford: Fanny Kemble

Production team

  • Mary Sutton, Staging

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Director of Museum and Public Programs

Duet

Jennifer Mendenhall (Eleanor Duse), Kerry Waters (Sarah Bernhardt), Duet by Otho E. Eskin, a Folger Theatre co-production with Scena Theatre, 1994. Directed by Robert McNamara. Julie Ainsworth.
Kerry Waters (Sarah Bernhardt), Jennifer Mendenhall (Eleanora Duse), Kyrztov Lindquist, Duet, by Otho E. Eskin, a Folger Theatre co-production with Scena Theatre, 1994. Directed by Robert McNamara. Julie Ainsworth.

Otho E. Eskin's Duet: The Magical, Mythical Meeting of Legendary Actress Sarah Bernhardt and Rival Eleonora Duse was presented by the Folger Theatre and SCENA Theatre was the final play to be performed at the Shakespearean Women festival. It was performed from October 29 to November 6. 1994.

Cast

  • Kerry Waters
  • Jennifer Mendenhall
  • Kyrztov Lindquist

Creative team

  • Robert McNamara, SCENA Theatre Artistic Director
  • Robert McNamara, Director
  • Michael Stepowany, Set Designer
  • Lynn Joslin, Lighting Design
  • William Pucilowsky, Costume Design
  • Steve Jones, Sound Design
  • Michael Kramer, Stage Manager

Production team

  • Marilyn Beery, Assistant Director
  • William Fecke, Technical Production Coordinator
  • Anna Flye, Technical Production Coordinator
  • Julie Ainsworth, Photography
  • Gillian Duncan, Running Crew

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Director of Museum and Public Programs