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Dancing the Night Away at Folger Theatre
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Dancing the Night Away at Folger Theatre

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emma poltrack

“One cannot have too large a party.” – Jane Austen, Emma Folger Theatre took Miss. Austen’s advice to heart on Friday, October 21, with its first Ladies’ Night pre-show event. Patrons enjoyed numerous activities on offer, including a coloring station with scenes…

Sense & Sensibility Director's Notes
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Sense & Sensibility Director's Notes

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From Sense & Sensibility Director Eric Tucker:  Eric Tucker. Jane Austen would love Facebook. She would spend endless hours tweeting her friends all about Edward Ferrars’ newest waistcoat. She’d Instagram and Snapchat her way through London society. She’d thoroughly enjoy…

Gravedigger's Tale on the Road in West Virginia, DC, New York, and Virginia
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Gravedigger's Tale on the Road in West Virginia, DC, New York, and Virginia

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Louis Butelli

Actor Louis Butelli is traveling the world in Gravedigger’s Tale as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour. Read an update from his travels below! Hello once again from your intrepid Gravedigger, Louis Butelli. It’s been some time…

Sense & Sensibility Dramaturg's Notes
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Sense & Sensibility Dramaturg's Notes

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Michele Osherow

Folger Theatre’s Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how.…one is intimate with him by instinct. -Jane Austen, Mansfield Park                                 …

Interview with Sense & Sensibility Playwright Kate Hamill
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Interview with Sense & Sensibility Playwright Kate Hamill

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Sense & Sensibility adapter Kate Hamill is an NYC-based actor and writer who originated the role of Marianne Dashwood in the Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility. She spoke with Folger Theatre on opening day of our production. This interview has been edited and condensed. Sense &…

Sense & Sensibility Production Photos
Two women hold tree branches on either side of a man and a woman being lifted up by the feet of two people on the ground; all in Regency dress and the man and the woman in the center are pretending to drive a carriage
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Sense & Sensibility Production Photos

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Enjoy photos from the Folger Theatre production of Sense & Sensibility, now on stage through October 30, 2016. Adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker.

It's the Little Things: Lace Details in Sense & Sensibility
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It's the Little Things: Lace Details in Sense & Sensibility

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Katharine Pitt

In this post, designer Mariah Hale explains where she found the lace for the beautiful costumes in Sense & Sensibility. Some of the details on the dresses are so small they are almost invisible from the audience, so we’re giving you a close-up look! Check out Mariah’s post…

The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility
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The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility

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In this post, designer Mariah Hale takes us a deep dive into the Regency neckware featured in Sense & Sensibility. Check out her costume sketches for more backstage insights, and read on to learn how Mariah uses different styles of neckties to help define the colorful characters…

Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott - Part 2
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Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott - Part 2

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Sense & Sensibility set designer John McDermott designed Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility in New York and has designed over 100 productions in theaters around the country. Check out the first part of his reflections on the Folger’s Sense & Sensibility and read on to learn about about why designing this production…

Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott
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Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott

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Sense & Sensibility is set designer John McDermott’s first Folger production. He designed Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility in New York and has designed over 100 productions in theaters around the country. You can learn more about John’s work and see photos of his previous designs on…

Sense & Sensibility Costume Sketches
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Sense & Sensibility Costume Sketches

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Katharine Pitt

Sense & Sensibility costume designer Mariah Hale has previously designed productions of Julius Caesar, Mary Stuart, and more at the Folger. Visit these links to explore her design process for those performances, and check out her costume sketches for Sense & Sensibility below! The Ladies  Gentlemen   

Meet the Cast of Sense & Sensibility
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Meet the Cast of Sense & Sensibility

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Sense & Sensibility starts rehearsals on Monday and performances on September 13. Come meet the Dashwoods, Steeles, Middletons and more! The Dashwood Sisters The Eligible Bachelors  Friends of the Dashwoods The Steele Sisters 

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