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Roger Rees and a Conference of Shakespeareans

Last week I attended the Shakespeare Theatre Association conference in Florida, hosted by Orlando Shakespeare Theater. It was a great gathering of Shakespeareans from places as diverse as the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in California to the great Polish city of Gdańsk, where they are building a replica of the Fortune Theatre of 1600. The conference… Continue Reading »


A Postcard from PlayMakers Rep

On the road in North Carolina, I recently saw Cody Nickell (Petruchio in our upcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew) at PlayMakers Rep, where Joe Haj (who directed Folger Theatre’s award-winning Hamlet) is artistic director. Heart on sleeve and leek in cap, Cody’s wild-Welsh Fluellen made a vivid impression in Shakespeare’s Henry V. I can’t… 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 »