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Director's Notes: The Way of the World
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Director's Notes: The Way of the World

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Find out what drew one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women in the World to Congreve’s Restoration classic.

Dramaturg's Notes: The Way of the World
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Dramaturg's Notes: The Way of the World

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Michele Osherow

Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow offers her insights on Theresa Rebeck’s new adaptation of Congreve’s The Way of the World.

In Rehearsal with The Way of the World
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In Rehearsal with The Way of the World

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Photographer Teresa Wood captures The Way of the World cast rehearsing a pivotal scene in Theresa Rebeck’s cunning new comedy. 

Meet the Cast: The Way of the World
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Meet the Cast: The Way of the World

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emma poltrack

Meet the high-flying boys and girls of this sparklingly witty new play before they take the stage in January.

Snakes on a Stage: Behind the Scenes with Tony Koehler
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Snakes on a Stage: Behind the Scenes with Tony Koehler

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Props master Tony Koehler returns to the Folger Spotlights to talk about the foresight needed to bring a fortune teller to life, how to make a bed (from scratch), and, of course, the trial-and-error involved in creating a number of…

You Can Dance If You Want To: Movement in Antony and Cleopatra
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You Can Dance If You Want To: Movement in Antony and Cleopatra

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Actor and movement director John Floyd speaks to the Spotlight about how he worked with the cast to create the production’s acclaimed choreography.

As the (Ancient) World Turns: Tony Cisek on designing Antony and Cleopatra's set
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As the (Ancient) World Turns: Tony Cisek on designing Antony and Cleopatra's set

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Scenic designer Tony Cisek speaks to The Folger Spotlight about his inspirations for Antony and Cleopatra’s set and returning to an in-the-round configuration.

Dramaturg's Notes: Antony and Cleopatra
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Dramaturg's Notes: Antony and Cleopatra

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Before you come see the show, read Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow’s thoughts on how Shakespeare’s tragedy encompasses the public and private desires of history’s infamous pair of lovers.

Meet the Cast: Antony and Cleopatra
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Meet the Cast: Antony and Cleopatra

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emma poltrack

The cast of Antony and Cleopatra comes together in September, but before they do, let’s meet the talented actors who will be bringing this complex, political romance to the Folger stage in October.

Behind the Camera with Antony and Cleopatra
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Behind the Camera with Antony and Cleopatra

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emma poltrack

The sultry D.C. summer is winding down, but things are just heating up at Folger Theatre where we’re preparing for our first show of the season: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. 

Timon of Gotham?: An Interview with set designer Tony Cisek
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Timon of Gotham?: An Interview with set designer Tony Cisek

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With lights by Andrew F. Griffin and projections by Francesca Talenti, Tony Cisek’s striking scenic design for Timon of Athens has been wowing audiences since performances began on May 9. Folger Spotlight spoke to Cisek to find out more about…

Talking 'Timon' with Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow, Part II
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Talking 'Timon' with Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow, Part II

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We explore how Osherow has been working with the cast to explore Shakespeare’s language through the rehearsal process.

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