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Dramaturg’s Notes: Nell Gwynn

Folger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow guides us through the world of Restoration theater and introduces us to the remarkable Nell Gwynn.


Setting the Stage for ‘King John’

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.


Three Ways to Get Closer to the Drama

Today we look at a few ways audiences can get closer to the action and brush up their Shakespeare before (and during) a performance.



John Jams: Music to Break Your Treaties By

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.