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A Sheepish Co-Star: Puppets in The Second Shepherds’ Play

Folger Consort’s production of The Second Shepherds’ Play begins performances November 27th. Appearing alongside the talented actors, singers, and musicians on the Folger stage are a number of puppets that help bring this farcical medieval comedy to life. Folger Spotlight chatted with puppet designer Aaron Cromie to find out what goes into making these delightful additions, and… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale on the Road in Alabama

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, friends, from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli. Believe it or not, we’re closing in on the end of the 2016 leg of our national tour of… Continue Reading »


Did You Know? Will and Jane Closes This Weekend!

The exhibition Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity comes to a close on Sunday. Here are five highlights you won’t want to miss before they leave! “THE SHIRT” Perhaps no item in the exhibition has received more attention than Colin Firth’s shirt from the BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini-series. News… Continue Reading »


Very Superstitious: Sense and Sensibility’s Cast on Theater Rituals

With Halloween here, we asked the cast of Sense and Sensibility about superstitions and how they protect themselves against ill luck in the theater. Find out which tricks (and treats) they use to make sure the show goes on! Featuring: Laura Rocklyn, Michael Glenn, Connor Hogan, Lisa Birnbaum, Cate Brewer, and Sara Dabney Tisdale Surveying our… Continue Reading »


Dancing the Night Away at Folger Theatre

“One cannot have too large a party.” – Jane Austen, Emma Folger Theatre took Miss. Austen’s advice to heart on Friday, October 21, with its first Ladies’ Night pre-show event. Patrons enjoyed numerous activities on offer, including a coloring station with scenes from Austen’s novels, a magnetic poetry mash-up that combined the word craft of Jane Austen… Continue Reading »


Sense & Sensibility Director’s Notes

From Sense & Sensibility Director Eric Tucker:  Jane Austen would love Facebook. She would spend endless hours tweeting her friends all about Edward Ferrars’ newest waistcoat. She’d Instagram and Snapchat her way through London society. She’d thoroughly enjoy watching Mr. Darcy on The Bachelor with a bevy of eligible, young creatures swarming and swooning around… Continue Reading »


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