The Night of the Burning Pestle (Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, 1999)

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The Shakespeare Shenandoah Express presented their production of Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle in repertory with Macbeth from May 18 to June 6, 1999 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

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Clinton Brandhagen (Rafe), The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Francis Beaumont, directed by Ralph Alan Cohen, Shenandoah Shakespeare Express presented by Folger Theatre, 1999. Mike Bailey.

The Production


  • Wyckham Avery: Nell
  • Clint Brandhagen: Rafe, Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Kila Burton: Luce, Tapster, Captive Woman
  • Gwendolyn Druyor: The Prologue, Barber Soldier
  • Walter Elder: Old Master Merrythought, Dwarf, Host
  • Michael Glenn: George
  • David Schiller: Master Humphrey, Captive Knight, Sargeant
  • Jason Stiles: Michael, Boy, Soldie, Captive Knight, Pompiona
  • Tom Summers: Venturewell, William Hamerton
  • Jay Postell Pringle: Jasper

Creative team

  • Ralph Alan Cohen, Director
  • Dana McConnell, Assistant Director
  • Kathleen Conery, Costume Designer

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Folger Artistic Producer