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Pistachios Versus Verses: Props in ‘As You Like It’

Love may bloom naturally in the Forest of Arden, but the magic of theater requires a great deal of time and work from the people behind the scenes. Folger Spotlight caught up with Props Master Tony Koehler to find out what goes into the love letters (and snacks) that bring As You Like It to life. Folger Spotlight… Continue Reading »


The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale takes us a deep dive into the Regency neckware featured in Sense & Sensibility. Check out her costume sketches for more backstage insights, and read on to learn how Mariah uses different styles of neckties to help define the colorful characters of Sense – particularly when one actor is playing multiple roles! From Mariah:  The internet abounds with good… Continue Reading »


District Merchants Set Design

Scenic Designer Tony Cisek has designed tens of shows at the Folger, including Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and Henry V. His assistant designer Paige Hathaway recently designed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Read Paige’s insights into the design of District Merchants below and join us starting May 31! From Paige – “Tony Cisek’s design began with the period in which… Continue Reading »