Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
October 01 through January 08, 2017
In conjunction with the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition of The First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Museum presents outstanding examples of stagecraft and theatrical design from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 production of Hamlet. The installation includes costumes (with the original renderings), scenic and working drawings, props, and photographic records of the stage productions mounted by ASF of what is perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known play.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the largest Shakespeare Theatres in the world. The Festival was originally founded in 1972 as a summer-stock company in the community of Anniston, Alabama. Designated as the State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton Blount’s gift of a performing arts complex in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts