Folger Resident Dramaturg and UMBC Associate Professor of English Michele Osherow takes us inside Folger Theatre’s unique production to explore why Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is so perfectly suited to DC in the 1930s.
Folger Theatre’s ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ is set in roughly 1932—the year the Folger Shakespeare Library opened its doors to the public—and celebrates the Folger’s exquisite architecture, as well as the era’s glamorous post-flapper fashion. In its honor, we present a playlist of songs from or related to that auspicious year.
Leonor Fernandez guides you through our pre-production photo shoot to explore how photographer Brittany Diliberto worked with actors Matt Dallal, Zachary Fine, Yesenia Iglesias, Amelia Pedlow, Kelsey Rainwater, and Joshua David Robinson to capture Shakespeare’s sprightly romantic comedy in a single image.
Before we say good-bye to this extraordinary ‘Confection,’ explore how costume designer Karen Young created the look of this lavish feast for the senses.
Milliner Adelle Gresock describes below how she created the fabulous chapeaux seen in ‘Nell Gwynn.’
Gear up for your upcoming performance or give your day a shot of Gwynn-power with our playlist of music that celebrates this first lady of the stage.