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Dance for Your Dessert

I know what happiness brings It brings a brand new view I know what happens to me When I meet someone like you —”Someone Like You” by Cliff Eberhardt We are halfway through the rehearsal process for Folger Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew. The play is blocked and the actors are walking around without… Continue Reading »


Rehearsal Gets Personal

Faith, sirrah, an you’ll knock, I’ll ring it. / I’ll try how you can sol, fa, and sing it! -Grumio We’re in the midst of week two of rehearsal and things are going well. We’ve blocked nearly the entire play, and in the process we’ve gotten to know each other—in some instances, a little better… Continue Reading »


A Fast, Furious, and Fun First Week of Shrew Rehearsals

Was ever match clapped up so suddenly? –Gremio And, just like that, the first week of rehearsals for Folger Theatre’s 2012 production of The Taming of the Shrew is in the books. And what a fast, furious, and productive week it was. It is director Aaron Posner’s determined hope that the production will be blocked… 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 »


The Show Must Go On…Or, the Curious Case of the Understudy

I had a friend who was studying to be an anesthesiologist. When I asked him what it was like he described it as “hours of boredom and seconds of terror.” I found his statement astonishingly applicable to working as an understudy in live theatre. Not that it is necessarily boring work by any means, but it is certainly detail oriented, and it’s those… Continue Reading »


Addicted to Love (and Sex, and Money)

Well, hello blog-friends! It’s the other Emily T. here, Emily Townley. I am very happily deep in rehearsals, beginning Week Three, with Emily Trask and the rest of the wonderful cast of The Gaming Table. A Quick Rundown of “Alpiew” I play one of the two main servants represented on stage, Mrs. Alpiew, lady’s maid,… Continue Reading »


Basset, anyone?

Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the game? I was wondering the same thing… Continue Reading »


Game On!

We are halfway through our first week of rehearsals for The Gaming Table, and it’s already too much fun not to share. So without further ado… Welcome to the Folger Theatre Production Diary for Susanna Centlivre’s The Gaming Table (originally titled The Basset Table), brought to you by a double-dose of Emily T.  That’s right! There are two Emily T’s in… Continue Reading »


Uncertainty Principles

Hello once again from your blogfriend Louis—Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, where we have now played five preview performances to consistently packed houses. You gotta get over here! Tonight, Sunday night, we will have our press opening. I wanted to take this opportunity to write one last post from the relatively safe cocoon of our “unexamined”… Continue Reading »


Previews

Hello, blogfriends. It’s Louis/Roderigo from Folger’s Othello, writing you with another dispatch from the frontlines. On Tuesday night, we had our very first preview for a real-life, living and breathing audience! We were terrified, but they really seemed to dig it. It was a “pay what you can” night, and people were lining up around… Continue Reading »


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