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Mary Stuart Costume Design: Fit For a Queen (or two)

In Mary Stuart, Costume Designer Mariah Hale has the task of clothing Queens, Lords, Earls, Secretaries, Ambassadors, Nurses, Sheriffs, and all the other inhabitants of Queen Elizabeth I’s court – English and French, traitors and loyal subjects together. Mariah has worked in design and textiles for 25 years, doing costume design for various Off-Broadway and regional theaters…. Continue Reading »

The High Roman Fashion: Costume Design in Julius Caesar

Let’s do it after the high Roman fashion –Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, IV.xv In Julius Caesar, Costume Designer Mariah Hale handles the designs for soldiers and soothsayers, assassins and their prey. Mariah has worked in design and textiles for 25 years, doing costume design for various Off-Broadway and regional theaters. She was nominated for the… Continue Reading »

Sneak Peek of Jim Hunter’s Lighting Design for Julius Caesar

The exhalations whizzing in the air / Give so much light that I may read by them (Julius Caesar, II.i.46-47)  Today’s guest post comes from Jim Hunter, the lighting designer for Julius Caesar. Jim is a professor of theatrical design at the University of South Carolina as well as a professional designer. Jim and director Robert Richmond collaborated last year on… Continue Reading »

Interview with Folger’s Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow

In case you haven’t heard the exciting news…Richard III has been extended and will now run through March 16 at the Folger Theatre. Audiences and critics have been raving about the show – and there are now great seats available for that additional week. Last week, we posted an insightful interview with director Robert Richmond, discussing all… Continue Reading »

The Role of Pants in Pants Roles

Pants. Slacks. Breeches. Knickers. Overalls. Pantaloons. Pedal Pushers. Trousers. Jeans. Bloomers. Jodhpurs. Khakis. Drawers. Call them what you will, in our production of What You Will – of the Twelfth Night variety – most of us are sporting them. Including me. I have the privilege and challenge of taking on one of Shakespeare’s most famous… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: Lights, Camera, Action!

Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli! We have completed our first full week of rehearsals for Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30 at the Folger Theatre. We’ve got a really spectacular ensemble of actors working on this beautiful play, and we’re having lots of fun getting to know each other,… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: We Band Of Brothers (And Sisters!)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, currently rehearsing to play Bardolph (and others) in Henry V at Folger Theatre. Performances begin January 22, 2013, and you should most definitely click to buy your tickets now. I have previously written the Folger Production Diary for last season’s Othello (click here and here for free samples) and for… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli and Tony Cisek Talk Design

Hello from your pal Louis Butelli, soon to be playing Nym (and others) in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Henry V. First, I want to take a moment to congratulate the entire company of The Conference of The Birds on an amazing and successful run. I’d also like to thank Jay Dunn for his beautiful… Continue Reading »

Blogging of the Shrew, Day 1

Here let us breathe and haply institute / A course of learning and ingenious studies. Hello and welcome, one and all, to the Folger Theatre Production Diary. I’m Thomas Keegan, and I play Lucentio in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Aaron Posner. You may also remember me… Continue Reading »

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