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Louis Butelli: Talking Henry V (Pre-Blog Part II)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, your peripatetic pre-blogger, soon to be appearing at the Folger Theatre in Henry V and Twelfth Night. I write to you now from historic Columbia, South Carolina, where I have come to visit my friend and collaborator, director Robert Richmond. Robert is on faculty at University of South Carolina’s Department… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Pre-Blogging Diary, Part I

Hello, there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I’ll be performing in two shows this 2012/13 season at the Folger Theatre. First up, I’ll play Nym in Henry V. Then, I’ll play Feste in Twelfth Night. Both will be directed by my dear friend and long-time collaborator, Robert Richmond. Henry V begins performances on January… Continue Reading »


Inquiring young minds…

This entry is in response to a question, submitted by a student from JP McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. This student asks, “What led you to become an actor, and where do you envision your career going?” This seemingly simple question has a complex, multifaceted answer, but I will try to respond as simply… Continue Reading »


My Shrews

The Taming of the Shrew was my first Shakespeare as an actor. I played Gremio during my junior year in high school in Libertyville, Illinois. My brother Tim played the tailor. I’m pretty sure Tommy Morello played Curtis. I wore gray shoe polish in my hair and did full-on heavy-duty old-man acting. The only line… Continue Reading »


Researching a Role at the Folger

Danny Scheie from The Taming of the Shrew here. Remember back in my first blog, when I talked about the Folger being a mythic realm in Shakespeare’s cosmos, or something like that? Well, somewhere twixt the little nerd and the old nerd was the rebel-anti-nerd. To him, fellow actors who tried to preserve even minimal iambic… Continue Reading »


I’ll Tumble For Ya

Thomas Keegan here, Lucentio in Folger Theatre’s current production of The Taming of the Shrew. Lights, sound, costumes, and… an AUDIENCE?!?! Yes, that’s right. We just finished our preview week for The Taming of the Shrew! There were many tasks at hand for the cast and crew of Shrew in the days leading up to… Continue Reading »


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