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Setting the Scene for ‘The Way of the World’

We spoke to scenic designer Alexander Dodge to find out what it was like turning our Elizabethan theater into a chic Hamptons setting for Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.


Understudying ‘The Way of the World’

Folger Spotlight spoke to Rachael Montgomery about her recent experiences understudying for—and then performing in—the role of Waitress in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.



In Rehearsal with The Way of the World

Photographer Teresa Wood captures The Way of the World cast rehearsing a pivotal scene in Theresa Rebeck’s cunning new comedy. 


Snakes on a Stage: Behind the Scenes with Tony Koehler

Props master Tony Koehler returns to the Folger Spotlights to talk about the foresight needed to bring a fortune teller to life, how to make a bed (from scratch), and, of course, the trial-and-error involved in creating a number of venomous co-stars.




Dramaturg’s Notes: Antony and Cleopatra

Before you come see the show, read Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow’s thoughts on how Shakespeare’s tragedy encompasses the public and private desires of history’s infamous pair of lovers.


Timon of Gotham?: An Interview with set designer Tony Cisek

With lights by Andrew F. Griffin and projections by Francesca Talenti, Tony Cisek’s striking scenic design for Timon of Athens has been wowing audiences since performances began on May 9. Folger Spotlight spoke to Cisek to find out more about his process and inspirations for creating Timon’s stunning look.



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