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Michael Benz as Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Globe production of 'Hamlet',' playing at Folger Theatre September 8 – 22. Photo by Jeff Malet.

‘Hamlet’ at Folger Theatre by Natalie McCabe

At the start of Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Hamlet, the entire cast gathers onstage, with the lights up, playing instruments and singing a variation of “Little Beggar Man.” Later, in Act IV of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the title character reminds his uncle/step-father, “…A king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.”  The idea […]

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