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ENCORES: ‘Blood Will Have Blood’ from ‘Macbeth’ produced by Folger Theatre and Two River Theater (2008)

Folger ENCORES, red theater seats fading into darkness
Folger ENCORES, red theater seats fading into darkness

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. As many arts and cultural institutions remain closed during this time, these ENCORES provide a way to connect and revisit the breadth of Folger offerings with a wider audience.

ENCORES presents

Folger Theatre/Two River Theater
Blood Will Have Blood special feature from
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Co-conceived and co-directed by Teller and Aaron Posner, 2008
Read Teller’s notes from this production


  • Scenic Design by Daniel Conway
  • Costume Design by Devon Painter
  • Lighting Design by Thom Weaver
  • Sound Design by Karin Graybush
  • Production Stage Manager, Kate Olden

For a full cast list, visit the production entry on Folgerpedia. This production is available to view in its entirety through December 31, 2020 on the Folger’s YouTube channel.

Read the introduction by cast member, Cleo House, Jr.:

Hello and welcome to Folger ENCORES. I’m Cleo House, Jr. I was one of the three Weird Sisters in the company of Macbeth for Folger Theatre and Two River Theater Company.

The Folger launched this new series, Folger ENCORES, that brings plays, music, and spoken word from the Folger archives directly to you. The time we spent working on Macbeth was probably one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of my career.

You are going to see a scene from the Special Features that were created to go alongside our film production of Macbeth. This Macbeth, co-created and conceived by Aaron Posner and Teller, was a bloody business and this section is from Blood Will Have Blood.

If you haven’t had a chance to see any of the other Special Features or the film—or the full film—we’ve made them all available for you on YouTube. We hope you will watch and enjoy.

If you would like to know more about the Folger Theatre, please visit There you will find performance histories, artist bios, and information about upcoming programs. We hope you will join us for these weekly episodes of ENCORES, highlighting all that the Folger has to offer. Thank you for tuning in.

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