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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 »


Gravedigger’s Tale on the Road in West Virginia, DC, New York, and Virginia

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 once again from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli. It’s been some time since I’ve written you and, believe me, it’s not because we haven’t been busy with… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale on the Road in Hawaii

Actor Louis Butelli (@louisbutelli) 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 once again from your intrepid Gravedigger! I recently returned from a trip to Hawaii, where “Gravedigger’s Tale” played in association with the Hawaii Book and Music Festival and… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On The Road in South Carolina

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, friends! Many thanks, as always, for following along as Folger Theatre’s “Gravedigger’s Tale” traverses the nation, chasing the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibition, “First Folio: The Book That… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Florida

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 from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli! Activities for Folger Shakespeare Library’s WONDER OF WILL continue on apace, including our recent appearance at Florida International University in… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale

Gravedigger’s Tale is going on tour! Learn more and reserve for your organization today!   Gravedigger’s Tale is a new interactive one-man play based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play, developed by director Robert Richmond (Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry V and more), features the Gravedigger, who appears to have much more knowledge about court life in Elsinore than originally thought. He… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale On the Road in Mississippi

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, friends! It’s your very own Gravedigger, Louis Butelli writing you. I recently took Folger Theatre’s production of Gravedigger’s Tale to Oxford, Mississippi to perform at the lovely… Continue Reading »


Meet the Cast: Timon of Athens

Having spent the winter in the forest of Arden, Folger Theatre heads into spring by traveling to Greece for Timon of Athens. Meet the talented cast who will bring this fascinating play about generosity and societal bonds to life. Timon of Athens Ian Merrill Peakes is no stranger to the Folger stage, having played some of… Continue Reading »