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Lauren Ambrose, Larry Bryggman, Blair Brown, et al. Set for Shakespeare Society's Songs for Ophelia March 22 logo
Blair Brown
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Lauren Ambrose, Larry Bryggman, Blair Brown, Santino Fontana, and Jennifer Ikeda will read selections from Hamlet when the Shakespeare Society, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, presents Songs for Ophelia on March 22 at Symphony Space. The event is being held in conjunction with the Met's production of Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet.

Bartlett Sher will moderate the event, which will feature, in addition to the readings, music and commentary about Ophelia. Also scheduled to appaer are American soprano Leah Partridge, who will sing selections from Thomas' opera, and soprano Julie Boulianne, who will sing Berlioz's "La Mort d'Ophelie." Princeton professor emeritus Elaine Showalter will be on hand to offer commentary and contextualize the selections.

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