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Ten Questions: Janie Brookshire

Hello again from Louis Butelli, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello. You’ve got just eight more chances to see the show—we must close on December 4th! I’ve got a tasty little treat for you today. Janie Brookshire, who plays Desdemona in Othello, agreed to answer ten questions that I put together for her. Check it out—she’s got… Continue Reading »


Rituals and Repetition

Well, hello there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I play Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello, running now until December 4. Won’t you come and see us? Tonight, we are going to undertake performance #40 of our show. To commemorate this event, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what it’s… Continue Reading »


Shakespeare Changes Your Brain!

Hello from your pal Louis, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello. I recently came across an article that has haunted me and stayed with me for the past several days, so I thought I would pass along some snippets of the article, and some of my own thoughts. Consider yourself warned; things are… Continue Reading »


Questions, Answers, and “Yoda”

Well, hello there, dear blogfriends. It’s your pal Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you with another blog post. One of the things the Folger Theatre does in association with its productions is conduct post-show discussions with students and members of the audience. Yesterday, we performed a student matinee in the afternoon and… Continue Reading »


A Tour of the Vault!

“When I was young and first read ‘OTHELLO,’ I thought the character of RODERIGO of little importance; it seemed introduced merely to fill up those vacancies of action which might otherwise have remained unemployed.” Hey, blogfriends! It’s your pal Louis, aka Roderigo in Othello, now on stage at Folger Theatre. No, the above is not… Continue Reading »


More Music Video Than MTV

Well, hey there, blogfriends! It’s Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you once again. Please forgive me for going quiet on you for a few days. As you may have heard, Othello has officially opened! On October 24, we had a fantastic performance, followed by a reception in the Library’s Great Hall. If you… Continue Reading »