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The Boar’s Head Jukebox: A Playlist Inspired by ‘1 Henry IV’

Folger Theatre is getting ready to begin its 2019/20 season with 1 Henry IV. Part epic history, part raucous comedy, and part poignant coming-of-age tale. Get in the spirit(s) with our playlist of songs meant to introduce you to the characters and guide you through the world of 1 Henry IV.


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.