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Gravedigger’s Tale on the Road in West Virginia, DC, New York, and Virginia

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 once again from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli. It’s been some time since I’ve written you and, believe me, it’s not because we haven’t been busy with… Continue Reading »

Sense & Sensibility Dramaturg’s Notes

Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how.…one is intimate with him by instinct. -Jane Austen, Mansfield Park                                                                           … Continue Reading »

Interview with Sense & Sensibility Playwright Kate Hamill

Sense & Sensibility adapter Kate Hamill is an NYC-based actor and writer who originated the role of Marianne Dashwood in the Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility. She spoke with Folger Theatre on opening day of our production. This interview has been edited and condensed. FT: Why did you decide to adapt Sense & Sensibility? KH: When you are an actress in… Continue Reading »

Sense & Sensibility Production Photos

Enjoy photos from the Folger Theatre production of Sense & Sensibility, now on stage through October 30, 2016. Adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker.

It’s the Little Things: Lace Details in Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale explains where she found the lace for the beautiful costumes in Sense & Sensibility. Some of the details on the dresses are so small they are almost invisible from the audience, so we’re giving you a close-up look! Check out Mariah’s post about neckties for a detailed look at the men’s costumes, and read on to find out… Continue Reading »

The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale takes us a deep dive into the Regency neckware featured in Sense & Sensibility. Check out her costume sketches for more backstage insights, and read on to learn how Mariah uses different styles of neckties to help define the colorful characters of Sense – particularly when one actor is playing multiple roles! From Mariah:  The internet abounds with good… Continue Reading »

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