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Mary Stuart Costume Design: Fit For a Queen (or two)

In Mary Stuart, Costume Designer Mariah Hale has the task of clothing Queens, Lords, Earls, Secretaries, Ambassadors, Nurses, Sheriffs, and all the other inhabitants of Queen Elizabeth I’s court – English and French, traitors and loyal subjects together. Mariah has worked in design and textiles for 25 years, doing costume design for various Off-Broadway and regional theaters…. Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Mary Stuart Preview

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli. On behalf of Folger Theatre, I wanted to thank you once again for reading these missives, and for coming along to see our recently-closed production of Julius Caesar. We had an absolute blast putting it all together and sharing it with you. Winter is now officially upon us… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: “This Parting Was Well Made”

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli. Our run of Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre came to an end this past Sunday, and I wanted to write one last post to thank you for coming to see us, if you did, and to thank you for reading, if you are. In all, we played 49 performances,… Continue Reading »


#TBT Flashback: Folger’s Julius Caesar

There are just four more days to catch Julius Caesar at the Folger, as we are leaving Rome on December 7. You’ve already read Louis Butelli’s thoughts on returning to the Folger as Cassius after performing the part here in 2000, so we’ve done some digging in our archives to give you a peek on this Throwback Thursday to that… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: “This Our Lofty Scene”

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, currently playing Cassius in Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar. We’re in the home stretch: we must close on December 7. Come on down and see us!  One of the fascinating things about performing in a long run of a play by William Shakespeare is the way the play continues to… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: “Come, Cassius’ Sword”

By your leave, gods:—this is a Roman’s part Come, Cassius’ sword –Julius Caesar, V.ii.100  One of the great challenges of playing Cassius in Folger Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar is (spoiler alert!) committing suicide on-stage eight times a week. In terms of the knife work, it isn’t a technically complex move. Casey Kaleba, our production’s… Continue Reading »