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An Actor Prepares: Aaron Krohn (Touchstone)
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An Actor Prepares: Aaron Krohn (Touchstone)

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Aaron Krohn (Touchstone) Folger Spotlight has shown you components of As You Like It’s first rehearsal, had Matthew Pauli guide you on using the First Folio to explore Shakespeare’s verse, and taken you backstage with Tony Koehler to find out what there…

Valentines in Arden: The Cast of 'As You Like It' on the Quirks of Love
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Valentines in Arden: The Cast of 'As You Like It' on the Quirks of Love

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emma poltrack

Happy Valentine’s Day, Spotlight readers! On this day dedicated to love and all its forms, we thought it would be fun to share with you some stories from times the As You Like It cast has tangled with Cupid. Read…

Getting to Know Rosalind: 5 Questions for Lindsay Alexandra Carter
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Getting to Know Rosalind: 5 Questions for Lindsay Alexandra Carter

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Lindsay Alexandra Carter (Rosalind) Lindsay Alexandra Carter has been charming audiences as Rosalind in Folger Theatre’s As You Like It, playing off of Antoinette Robinson (Celia) in performances that “are bursting with energy” and with rapport that “leads to some of the best…

Pistachios Versus Verses: Props in 'As You Like It'
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Pistachios Versus Verses: Props in 'As You Like It'

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Love may bloom naturally in the Forest of Arden, but the magic of theater requires a great deal of time and work from the people behind the scenes. Folger Spotlight caught up with Props Master Tony Koehler to find out what…

Dramaturg's Notes: As You Like It
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Dramaturg's Notes: As You Like It

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As You Like It has begun performances and has already garnered rave reviews. To tell you a little bit more about this timeless play, Folger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow shares her views on how it embodies love in all its ludicrous glory.…

All The World's On the Page: Acting from the First Folio
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All The World's On the Page: Acting from the First Folio

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Our current exhibition, First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour comes to a close this weekend. While we all know how important the Folio is as a collection of Shakespeare’s plays, did you also know it can be a valuable tool for…

As You Like It's First Rehearsal
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As You Like It's First Rehearsal

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Our talented As You Like It cast has been hard at work in the rehearsal room, creating the world of Arden. Here’s a sneak peak at their first rehearsal, which took place on December 27, 2016. While this post will…

Meet the Cast of As You Like It
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Meet the Cast of As You Like It

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emma poltrack

It’s a new year, and Folger Spotlight is already looking toward the next production when we head off to the Forest of Arden in As You Like It. Let’s take a moment to meet the new friends and reunite with the familiar faces…

Catch-up on a year with Folger Spotlight
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Catch-up on a year with Folger Spotlight

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The New Year is fast approaching! Before we welcome 2017, let’s take a moment to look back at what 2016 looked like at the Folger Theatre. From mischievous sprites to lost manuscripts, Austen dance parties to sheep-stealing hijinks, and everything…

Sing a Song of Christmas: Folger Consort Community Sing
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Sing a Song of Christmas: Folger Consort Community Sing

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emma poltrack

Visitors to the Folger have long been used to seeing actors and musicians on stage demonstrating their talents through words, song, and movement. What’s less usual is an opportunity to learn how these artists prepare to go on, and rarer still is…

Feasting on (Second) Shepherd's Pie
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Feasting on (Second) Shepherd's Pie

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Tending to the flock, stealing sheep, walking to Bethlehem, playing the music that underscores it all…the company of The Second Shepherds’ Play does this and more, night after night. It’s no wonder, then, that such a hectic schedule helps them work…

A Few of Our Favorite Things
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A Few of Our Favorite Things

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There’s lights on the bushes, garlands festooning the balcony, and poinsettias in the lobby—it’s Christmas at the Folger Theatre for certain! Complimenting the festive spirit, The Second Shepherds’ Play continues performances, charming holiday audiences with its humor and heart in a story…

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