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The Boar’s Head Jukebox: A Playlist Inspired by ‘1 Henry IV’

Folger Theatre is getting ready to begin its 2019/20 season with 1 Henry IV. Part epic history, part raucous comedy, and part poignant coming-of-age tale. Get in the spirit(s) with our playlist of songs meant to introduce you to the characters and guide you through the world of 1 Henry IV.


Director’s Notes: 1 Henry IV

Folger Theatre’s 2019/20 season begins with 1 Henry IV. Acclaimed director Rosa Joshi shares what excites her about bringing Shakespeare’s vibrant history to life on the Folger stage.


Dramaturg’s Notes: Love’s Labor’s Lost

Folger Resident Dramaturg and UMBC Associate Professor of English Michele Osherow takes us inside Folger Theatre’s unique production to explore why Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is so perfectly suited to DC in the 1930s.


A Year to Remember: 1932 in Music

Folger Theatre’s ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ is set in roughly 1932—the year the Folger Shakespeare Library opened its doors to the public—and celebrates the Folger’s exquisite architecture, as well as the era’s glamorous post-flapper fashion. In its honor, we present a playlist of songs from or related to that auspicious year.


Behind the Camera at the ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ Photoshoot

Leonor Fernandez guides you through our pre-production photo shoot to explore how photographer Brittany Diliberto worked with actors Matt Dallal, Zachary Fine, Yesenia Iglesias, Amelia Pedlow, Kelsey Rainwater, and Joshua David Robinson to capture Shakespeare’s sprightly romantic comedy in a single image.