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The High Roman Fashion: Costume Design in Julius Caesar

Let’s do it after the high Roman fashion –Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, IV.xv In Julius Caesar, Costume Designer Mariah Hale handles the designs for soldiers and soothsayers, assassins and their prey. Mariah has worked in design and textiles for 25 years, doing costume design for various Off-Broadway and regional theaters. She was nominated for the… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Julius Caesar Rehearsal Video Clip

Hello! It’s your friend Louis Butelli here. I’ll be playing Cassius in Robert Richmond’s upcoming production of Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre. We begin previews on October 28th, and tickets are on sale…get yours by clicking here. We are currently in week 2 of rehearsals, and we couldn’t possibly be having more fun putting it… Continue Reading »



Louis Butelli on Cassius’ Philosophy (Part I of II)

Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure                                                 –Inscription over the gate to Epicurus’s Garden Hello again from your friend Louis Butelli. Last time I… Continue Reading »


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 »