From the battlefield to the throne room, scenic designer Andrew Cohen offers a glimpse into the inspirations behind the set for Folger Theatre’s King John.
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We look more closely at the music of Folger Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s timely political drama with sound designer and composer Lindsay Jones.
King John is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, and we can’t wait to share it with you when performances begin this week. To get in the spirit, here’s a playlist of songs that speak to the themes of the play.
olger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow introduces us to King John—Shakespeare’s play about the troublesome, Magna-Carta-signing English ruler—before this rarely performed play takes the Folger stage later this month.
Dramaturgical intern Sarah Lind previously introduced us to the historical Bedlam asylum, the setting for Folger’s current production of Macbeth. Today, she looks more closely at how the production uses Bedlam to explore this Restoration version of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy, and what things audience members should look out for when they come to the production.
Musical Director Robert Eisenstein provides insights on the music performed in Folger’s current production of Macbeth.
Dramaturgical intern Sarah Lind takes us on a tour of Bedlam’s history in anticipation of Macbeth’s first preview on September 4th.
With rehearsals for Macbeth already underway, the Spotlight reached out to people in Public Programs division to find out what they were most looking forward to in the coming year.
Folger Public Programs has been preparing for an upcoming season of theater, poetry, and music. Public Programs Intern Madelyn Dundon catches us up on what has been happening over the summer ahead of performances of Macbeth.
Director Eric Tucker has been called “the best classical director in America” by The Wall Street Journal. Read what he has to say about this production of Saint Joan, which is on at Folger Theatre through June 10.