Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 12 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 12

Play associated audio
London-based Shakespeare's Globe crosses the pond to bring Hamlet to the Folger.
Shakespeare's Globe
London-based Shakespeare's Globe crosses the pond to bring Hamlet to the Folger.

(Sept. 13-Oct. 28) The Government Inspector
Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre Company kicks off its latest season tomorrow with what’s widely considered one of the funniest Russian plays ever written. Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector will be the first Russian production to be presented on the Company’s stages. Gogol’s satire of provincial bureaucracy follows a close-to-broke civil servant as he travels to a small town where he’s mistaken for an incognito inspector.

(Sept. 12-22) To see or not to see?
The Folger Shakespeare Library is opening its new season with some actual Shakespeare. London-based Shakespeare’s Globe crosses the pond to present a stripped-down take on Hamlet through late September.

(Sept. 15-Oct. 6) Anna Bolena
Hamlet isn’t the only game in town when it comes to tragedies: The Washington National Opera welcomes a fresh season of productions with Anna Bolena at The Kennedy Center Saturday. A nasty king plots against his queen in Gaetano Donizetti’s classic Italian libretto.

Music: “Giles Farnaby's Dream” by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
NPR

Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.