The Folger Spotlight

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Posts By: Emma Poltrack

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.




Three Ways to Get Closer to the Drama

Today we look at a few ways audiences can get closer to the action and brush up their Shakespeare before (and during) a performance.


In the vault with ‘Saint Joan’

Today, Folger Spotlight gives you a sneak peek at what was brought out for the Saint Joan company on a special tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collection.


Meet the Cast: The Winter’s Tale

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, and the same could be said for Shakespeare’s romantic The Winter’s Tale, which opens here at Folger Theatre next month. Starting in the kingdom of Sicilia, the play begins as a dark exploration of paranoid jealousy, only to open up to pastoral celebration and miraculous reunion… Continue Reading »



Meet the Cast: The Way of the World

Meet the high-flying boys and girls of this sparklingly witty new play before they take the stage in January.


Meet the Cast: Antony and Cleopatra

The cast of Antony and Cleopatra comes together in September, but before they do, let’s meet the talented actors who will be bringing this complex, political romance to the Folger stage in October.


Behind the Camera with Antony and Cleopatra

The sultry D.C. summer is winding down, but things are just heating up at Folger Theatre where we’re preparing for our first show of the season: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.