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Louis Butelli on Returning to the Folger as Cassius

For ever, and for ever farewell, Brutus! / If we do meet again, we’ll smile indeed –Cassius, V.i Hello again from your friend Louis Butelli. I’ll be returning to the Folger Theatre this fall to play Cassius in Robert Richmond’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Tickets are now on sale: click here to get yours. In the play,… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Ferguson, ISIS, and Caesar

Hello again! Your pal Louis Butelli here with the second in a series of blog posts in advance of Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Recently, I wrote about a recent debate on Twitter concerning whether or not the plays of William Shakespeare are “relatable,” and whether or not it matters (read the… Continue Reading »


Sneak Peek of Jim Hunter’s Lighting Design for Julius Caesar

The exhalations whizzing in the air / Give so much light that I may read by them (Julius Caesar, II.i.46-47)  Today’s guest post comes from Jim Hunter, the lighting designer for Julius Caesar. Jim is a professor of theatrical design at the University of South Carolina as well as a professional designer. Jim and director Robert Richmond collaborated last year on… Continue Reading »


Julius Caesar Audio Recording Post-Production Photos

We recently returned to Omega Studios for post-production on the audio recording of Julius Caesar. The recording will be available through the Folger Luminary App, as well as on CD through Simon and Schuster audio. You can learn more and purchase the completed recordings of Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream here. Below are… Continue Reading »


Video Postcard from Robert Richmond – Director of the Folger Theatre’s “Julius Caesar” – in Stratford-upon-Avon

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend him your ears! In this video postcard from Stratford-upon-Avon, Julius Caesar Director Robert Richmond describes his vision and gives us a glimpse into his travels for the upcoming production. [wpvideo kmhNmgp1] Robert Richmond has directed six plays for Folger Theatre, including last season’s Richard III and 2013’s Henry V.  He is also the… Continue Reading »



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