The Folger Spotlight

What's On at the Folger

Q&A with ‘Amadeus’ Director Richard Clifford

Amadeus director Richard Clifford’s took the time to answer some quick questions about his history with Peter Shaffer’s musical masterwork and what’s in store on the Folger stage.




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.