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Fare Thee Well

Hi there! It’s Louis Butelli, from Folger’s Othello, writing to you one last time. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m fairly certain they weren’t referring to this blog when they said it, but, regardless, this is my very last post. The first thing to say is: “don’t despair!” New… 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 »


Venice to Cyprus

Hey from Louis/Roderigo! We’re deep in the throes of Technical Rehearsals (“Tech”) for Othello at Folger Theatre. For those keeping score at home, as predicted, we spent the duration of our long day yesterday completing the enormous scene change into Cyprus. It’s looking pretty magnificent. Something like a scene change may seem fairly innocuous. The… Continue Reading »


Robert Richmond & Kingdom of Heaven

Well, hello! It’s your Folger blogfriend Louis here. There are a couple of things that it now seems prudent to reveal to you, if you’re there. The first thing to say is that I’ve been cheating on you, just a little bit. My theater company, Psittacus Productions, just closed a brand new musical, CYCLOPS: A… Continue Reading »


Ah, Relationships

One of the fundamental building blocks with which an actor works is an awareness of the relationships into which his character enters. For the actor playing Roderigo in any production of Othello, at a certain moment he must confront the fact that Roderigo does not and can not exist without Iago. They are twinned—a sort… 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 »


Beginnings

Hi! My name is Louis, and it’s my honor to be your very own blogger. I’m going to be writing to you periodically with dispatches from the frontlines of Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Robert Richmond. For this inaugural post, I thought I’d just take a moment to introduce myself, and to… Continue Reading »


All the world’s a stage

“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It, but until now you have only seen a portion of what happens in Folger Theatre’s world—the on stage and in performance portion. With the debut of the Folger Theatre Production Diary, now you can get a broader view of Folger Theatre’s world and… Continue Reading »