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Director’s Notes: 1 Henry IV

Folger Theatre’s 2019/20 season begins with 1 Henry IV. Acclaimed director Rosa Joshi shares what excites her about bringing Shakespeare’s vibrant history to life on the Folger stage.




Dramaturg’s Notes: Nell Gwynn

Folger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow guides us through the world of Restoration theater and introduces us to the remarkable Nell Gwynn.


Setting the Stage for ‘King John’

From the battlefield to the throne room, scenic designer Andrew Cohen offers a glimpse into the inspirations behind the set for Folger Theatre’s King John.



“A Strange Perfection”: Staging Bedlam in our Restoration Macbeth

Dramaturgical intern Sarah Lind previously introduced us to the historical Bedlam asylum, the setting for Folger’s current production of Macbeth. Today, she looks more closely at how the production uses Bedlam to explore this Restoration version of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy, and what things audience members should look out for when they come to the production.


The Season Ahead

With rehearsals for Macbeth already underway, the Spotlight reached out to people in Public Programs division to find out what they were most looking forward to in the coming year.


How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Folger Public Programs has been preparing for an upcoming season of theater, poetry, and music. Public Programs Intern Madelyn Dundon catches us up on what has been happening over the summer ahead of performances of Macbeth.


In the vault with ‘Saint Joan’

Today, Folger Spotlight gives you a sneak peek at what was brought out for the Saint Joan company on a special tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collection.