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The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606

Author James Shapiro’s new book The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 considers the period when the playwright wrote three of his greatest tragedies, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. Dr. Shapiro is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and a member of the Folger Board of Governors. His previous micro-biography of… Continue Reading »

Oswald and Armitage: Adapting Classics for the Modern Stage

Next Tuesday, February 3rd, British poet-playwrights Simon Armitage and Peter Oswald will be at the Folger to celebrate their work in an evening of readings entitled “Drama and Verse.” Both poets are distinguished for their command of language and the chilling beauty of their story-telling. A love of heightened language and verse unites them. Oswald’s… Continue Reading »

Interview with Stephan Wolfert of Cry “Havoc!” at the Folger

On Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00pm, the Folger Theatre will present Cry “Havoc!”, a one-man play about Shakespeare’s veterans by actor, writer, director, and U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert and directed by Navy veteran Eric Tucker. Cry “Havoc”! Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE Tickets: $20/$15 Folger Members/$10 Military Following the performance, there… Continue Reading »

Folger Talks Preview: Kathryn Will and Shakespeare’s Coat of Arms

Dear Folger Diary Readers, Minions of the Moon, Fellows in Arms, and Excellent Good Friends, With the 2013-2014 Folger Season at an end and the 2014-2015 Season not yet begun, a young girl’s thoughts turn lightly to thoughts of, you guessed it, free summer lectures at the Folger! In the interests of making a July day… Continue Reading »