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Drew Cortese: My Favorite Richard III Line
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Drew Cortese: My Favorite Richard III Line

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Drew Cortese

Drew Cortese as King Richard. Photo by Teresa Wood. When I’m not orchestrating the deaths of my friends and relatives on the Folger’s stage in our current production of Richard III, I teach at Avenues: The World School, in New…

Interview with Folger's Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow
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Interview with Folger's Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow

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Folger Theatre’s Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow In case you haven’t heard the exciting news…Richard III has been extended and will now run through March 16 at the Folger Theatre. Audiences and critics have been raving about the show – and there…

Interview with Richard III director Robert Richmond
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Interview with Richard III director Robert Richmond

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Director, Robert Richmond. Richard III is now up and running here at the Folger Theatre, having its official opening this evening. As you may already know, this is the first production ever presented “in-the-round” here at the Folger, making this…

Richard III: Learning Lines, In the Space & Tech Day!
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Richard III: Learning Lines, In the Space & Tech Day!

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Drew Cortese

We’re inching closer and closer to our first preview audience for Richard III here at Folger Theatre, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the energy the audience will inject into our intimate space will have a huge effect…

An Eye for an Eye, an Edward for an Edward
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An Eye for an Eye, an Edward for an Edward

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Katharine Pitt

There are lots of characters in Richard III. Most of them are related to each other and figuring out exactly how is a task best accomplished with a large bottle of aspirin. To help out future historians and to celebrate…

Meet Drew Cortese: Folger's King Richard
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Meet Drew Cortese: Folger's King Richard

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Drew Cortese

Drew Cortese as King Richard. Photo by Carol Rosegg. Hello Folger audiences! My name is Drew Cortese and I’ll be playing Richard in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Richard III (which begins performances on January 28).  I’m thrilled to be…

Words, Familiar in Their Mouths
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Words, Familiar in Their Mouths

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Katharine Pitt

One of the wonderful rewards of listening to lots of Shakespeare is the moment when you begin to recognize passages or themes that re-occur. It is the feeling of finally being able to recognize a painter from the strokes of…

Harry Potter vs. Richard III
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Harry Potter vs. Richard III

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Katharine Pitt

In case you missed last week’s post and in honor of the first rehearsal of Richard III at the Folger today, here are eleven more reasons why Harry Potter is like Richard III.                        1. Adorable But Annoying Child Harry Potter: Colin Creevey…

Voldemort vs. Richard III
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Voldemort vs. Richard III

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Katharine Pitt

In preparation for our upcoming production of Richard III, we here at Folger Theatre have been thinking quite a bit about that unfortunate king. Given that last week I compared Richard II to a Bonnie Raitt ballad, it only made…

What do Richard II and Bonnie Raitt have in common?
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What do Richard II and Bonnie Raitt have in common?

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Katharine Pitt

On December 2nd, the Folger hosted the first U.S. screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II starring David Tennant. Most fans in America know David Tennant from the BBC television series Dr. Who, but he has been…

A Farewell To The Folger!
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A Farewell To The Folger!

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Brian Dykstra

Your friendly blogger realizing he hasn’t yet packed. Blog Last: If you missed Romeo & Juliet at the Folger, you missed a good one. Here are my final blog thoughts in random order. This is the first cast of this…

Dykstra Blog: The Student Matinee Experience!
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Dykstra Blog: The Student Matinee Experience!

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Brian Dykstra

Your friendly blogger with daughter, Juliet (Erin Weaver) “Grumble, Grumble.” “Snort” “Whine” “Complaint” “But it’s soooo eeeearly!” “This is ungodly.” “Oh, no…I’m going to need a nap!” “Is there coffee?” And so it goes… It’s a student matinee of our…

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