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The Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Folger

When the Reduced Shakespeare Company starts performances of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)  at the Folger on April 21, it will not be their first outing on the Folger stage. The RSC has ten hilarious productions encompassing not only the abridged Shakespeare and Shakespeare’s long lost first play, but also comedy, sports, Christmas, Hollywood, the Bible,… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Mississippi

Actor Louis Butelli is traveling the world in Gravedigger’s Tale as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour. Read an update from his travels below! Hello, friends! It’s your very own Gravedigger, Louis Butelli writing you. I recently took Folger Theatre’s production of Gravedigger’s Tale to Oxford, Mississippi to perform at the lovely… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Florida

Actor Louis Butelli is traveling the world in Gravedigger’s Tale as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour. Read an update from his travels below! Hello again from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli! Activities for Folger Shakespeare Library’s WONDER OF WILL continue on apace, including our recent appearance at Florida International University in… Continue Reading »


Midsummer Illustrated Quotes

Check out these beautifully illustrated quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream! You can find more images of quotes from Shakespeare’s plays on the Folger Pinterest page. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger, now extended though March 13!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Costume Design

Costume Designer Devon Painter previously designed productions of Cyrano, Macbeth, and Measure for Measure at the Folger before turning her talents to A Midsummer Night’s Dream this season. You can see costume renderings from her past Folger productions on her website. From Devon – From the beginning, Director Aaron Posner was interested in focusing this Midsummer on the actors; my job was to… Continue Reading »


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Set Design

Set Designer Paige Hathaway previously designed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Folger, and returns this season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Learn more about her design for Shakespeare’s sylvan romance below. From Paige – My design process for the set of Midsummer started all the way back in May; I had a two minute conversation with our director… Continue Reading »


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