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Bedlam and the “Theatre of Madness”
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Bedlam and the “Theatre of Madness”

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Dramaturgical intern Sarah Lind takes us on a tour of Bedlam’s history in anticipation of Macbeth’s first preview on September 4th.

The Season Ahead
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The Season Ahead

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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
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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

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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'
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In the vault with 'Saint Joan'

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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.

Director's Notes: Saint Joan
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Director's Notes: Saint Joan

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Director Eric Tucker has been called “the best classical director in America” by The Wall Street Journal.  Read what he has to say about this production of Saint Joan, which is on at Folger Theatre through June 10.

Meet the Cast: Saint Joan
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Meet the Cast: Saint Joan

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Meet the four actors performing all twenty-seven roles in George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan,’ on the Folger stage beginning May 12.

Katie deBuys and her grandmother's Winter's Tale
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Katie deBuys and her grandmother's Winter's Tale

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Actress Katie deBuys (Hermione) keeps a very special copy of this play in her dressing room—the one her grandmother used in college. She spoke to us about this cherished volume and what Shakespeare meant to her grandmother.

"Music, awake her!": Liz Filios on the tunes of The Winter's Tale
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"Music, awake her!": Liz Filios on the tunes of The Winter's Tale

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Composer Liz Filios stopped by The Folger Spotlight to share how folk music has shaped this production (and to share some of the songs that have inspired her).

Meet the Cast: The Winter's Tale
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Meet the Cast: The Winter's Tale

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emma poltrack

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, and the same could be said for Shakespeare’s romantic The Winter’s Tale, which opens here at Folger Theatre next month. Starting in the kingdom of Sicilia, the play begins as a…

A Toast to the Props in 'The Way of the World'
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A Toast to the Props in 'The Way of the World'

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Props designer Tony Koehler recently spoke with The Folger Spotlight about the secrets behind the glitz and glamour of Theresa Rebeck’s smart satire.

Setting the Scene for 'The Way of the World'
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Setting the Scene for 'The Way of the World'

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We spoke to scenic designer Alexander Dodge to find out what it was like turning our Elizabethan theater into a chic Hamptons setting for Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.

Understudying 'The Way of the World'
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Understudying 'The Way of the World'

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Folger Spotlight spoke to Rachael Montgomery about her recent experiences understudying for—and then performing in—the role of Waitress in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.

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