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texts&beheadings/ElizabethR: Elizabeth on Stage

Queen Elizabeth has a long history of appearing on stage at the Folger. She was recently played by Holly Twyford in last season’s Mary Stuart, by Michael Learned in 2003’s Elizabeth the Queen, and by an un-credited baby doll in the last moments of Henry VIII in 2010. Shakespeare gives the infant queen an epic entrance in that… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Talking Henry V (Pre-Blog Part II)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, your peripatetic pre-blogger, soon to be appearing at the Folger Theatre in Henry V and Twelfth Night. I write to you now from historic Columbia, South Carolina, where I have come to visit my friend and collaborator, director Robert Richmond. Robert is on faculty at University of South Carolina’s Department… Continue Reading »


First Few Days!

Hi again from your friend Louis! I’m playing Roderigo in Folger’s upcoming production of Othello, directed by Robert Richmond. The internets move quickly, and I wanted to take a moment to say something about our first few days of rehearsal before we get too entrenched in the process, and forget the sheer bliss of this… Continue Reading »