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District Merchants Costume Design

District Merchants costume designer Meghan Raham previously designed the sets for the Folger Theatre productions of The Conference of the Birds and Romeo and Juliet. Learn about her design process for this “Uneasy Comedy” below, and join us for District Merchants starting May 31. Research and design sketches courtesy of Meghan. From Meghan – “In designing a play, I try to reflect the… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On The Road in South Carolina

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, friends! Many thanks, as always, for following along as Folger Theatre’s “Gravedigger’s Tale” traverses the nation, chasing the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibition, “First Folio: The Book That… Continue Reading »


The Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Folger

When the Reduced Shakespeare Company starts performances of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)  at the Folger on April 21, it will not be their first outing on the Folger stage. The RSC has ten hilarious productions encompassing not only the abridged Shakespeare and Shakespeare’s long lost first play, but also comedy, sports, Christmas, Hollywood, the Bible,… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Mississippi

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, friends! It’s your very own Gravedigger, Louis Butelli writing you. I recently took Folger Theatre’s production of Gravedigger’s Tale to Oxford, Mississippi to perform at the lovely… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Florida

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 again from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli! Activities for Folger Shakespeare Library’s WONDER OF WILL continue on apace, including our recent appearance at Florida International University in… Continue Reading »


Midsummer Illustrated Quotes

Check out these beautifully illustrated quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream! You can find more images of quotes from Shakespeare’s plays on the Folger Pinterest page. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger, now extended though March 13!


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