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Some Vlog with your Blog?

Hi from Louis, Roderigo in Othello, and guest blogger here at the Folger Theatre! The Folger loaned me a Flip Camera a couple of weeks ago, in the hopes that I would experiment with some video blogging, or “vlogging.” Here now are the results of that experimentation. PLEASE NOTE! It wouldn’t be a blog (or… Continue Reading »


Dinner and a Movie?

Well, we have just finished the first half of our first day of “Tech” for Othello at Folger Theatre. Here’s the rundown on the day so far… 11am-Noon: Actors arrive in two waves to get into costume. Some of us do this more quickly than others and get an earlier start on the thing which… Continue Reading »


Spectator Sports

Hi, again! It’s your friend Louis here, blogging away like a champ! I just ran into the awesome Beth Emelson (Folger Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Producer) who mentioned to me that people actually seem to be reading this blog. I am simultaneously flattered and extremely self-conscious. I’ll probably just pretend she never said that to me, and… Continue Reading »


Ah, Relationships

One of the fundamental building blocks with which an actor works is an awareness of the relationships into which his character enters. For the actor playing Roderigo in any production of Othello, at a certain moment he must confront the fact that Roderigo does not and can not exist without Iago. They are twinned—a sort… Continue Reading »


Beginnings

Hi! My name is Louis, and it’s my honor to be your very own blogger. I’m going to be writing to you periodically with dispatches from the frontlines of Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Robert Richmond. For this inaugural post, I thought I’d just take a moment to introduce myself, and to… Continue Reading »


All the world’s a stage

“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It, but until now you have only seen a portion of what happens in Folger Theatre’s world—the on stage and in performance portion. With the debut of the Folger Theatre Production Diary, now you can get a broader view of Folger Theatre’s world and… Continue Reading »