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Dramaturg’s Notes: As You Like It

As You Like It has begun performances and has already garnered rave reviews. To tell you a little bit more about this timeless play, Folger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow shares her views on how it embodies love in all its ludicrous glory. As You Like It is a favorite among contemporary audiences. It’s a play designed to… Continue Reading »


All The World’s On the Page: Acting from the First Folio

Our current exhibition, First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour comes to a close this weekend. While we all know how important the Folio is as a collection of Shakespeare’s plays, did you also know it can be a valuable tool for actors when approaching a role? As You Like It company member Matthew Pauli shared with us… Continue Reading »


As You Like It’s First Rehearsal

Our talented As You Like It cast has been hard at work in the rehearsal room, creating the world of Arden. Here’s a sneak peak at their first rehearsal, which took place on December 27, 2016. While this post will closely examine As You Like It‘s first full day of rehearsal, the process actually begins… Continue Reading »


Meet the Cast of As You Like It

It’s a new year, and Folger Spotlight is already looking toward the next production when we head off to the Forest of Arden in As You Like It. Let’s take a moment to meet the new friends and reunite with the familiar faces that will be bringing Shakespeare’s seductive comedy to life. The Court We begin with the friendship… Continue Reading »


Catch-up on a year with Folger Spotlight

The New Year is fast approaching! Before we welcome 2017, let’s take a moment to look back at what 2016 looked like at the Folger Theatre. From mischievous sprites to lost manuscripts, Austen dance parties to sheep-stealing hijinks, and everything in between, it’s been quite a year! A Midsummer Night’s Dream We began the year… Continue Reading »


Sing a Song of Christmas: Folger Consort Community Sing

Visitors to the Folger have long been used to seeing actors and musicians on stage demonstrating their talents through words, song, and movement. What’s less usual is an opportunity to learn how these artists prepare to go on, and rarer still is the chance to join in the theatrical magic, and that is exactly what was offered… Continue Reading »


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