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Hip-Hop Shakespeare with Fools and Madmen

Oct 26, 2018

Left: Josh Thomas and Caitlin Carbone. Right: A scene from a Fools and Madmen production of "King Lear."
Credit (Left) Sarah Weissman, (Right) Fools and Madmen

This past spring, Josh Thomas and Caitlin Carbone wrote and produced a hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR. The duo, who goes by “fools and madmen,” took their production to 6 Baltimore City Public Schools and performed for over 250 students. They also produced the show for the general public in Baltimore. Their next show, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, premieres in May and will travel to 10 schools. Thomas and Carbone tell us more about their work.