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Audio Recordings Pt. III - 'Tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings
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Audio Recordings Pt. III - 'Tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings

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Katharine Pitt

Hello again! Kate here. Yes, that one. I promised last time to talk about some of the challenges in creating audio recordings of Shakespeare. Some of the most memorable images in Shakespeare are visual – the Macbeths with bright eyes…

Fighting Amongst Ourselves
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Fighting Amongst Ourselves

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Brian Dykstra

Rex Daugherty (Tybalt) and Brad Koed (Mercutio) in rehearsal. So, we got these swords. And we keep striking at each other with them. This is one of the things that happens when you decide to be an actor. People keep…

Audio Recordings Pt. II or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard
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Audio Recordings Pt. II or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard

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Katharine Pitt

Hello! My name is Kate Pitt and I work as an assistant in public programs here at the Folger. I was also the production assistant on the audio recordings this summer and as we move into our upcoming 2013/14 season,…

Everything is a Thing (First Rehearsal)
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Everything is a Thing (First Rehearsal)

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Brian Dykstra

O, I find myself in gathering mess. There’s enough on my plate, but more I get How I’m the “blogger” is anyone’s guess While also playing dad to Juliet First day is filled with possibilities As actors meet and greet…

Louis Butelli: 4 Plays, 20 Days
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Louis Butelli: 4 Plays, 20 Days

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Louis Butelli

Louis Butelli having some fun in the studio. Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli. As you may or may not know, here at Folger Theatre, we’re undertaking another big new experiment in performance and study of the works…

Louis Butelli: Folger Audio Recordings
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Louis Butelli: Folger Audio Recordings

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Louis Butelli

Louis Butelli as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Scott Suchman. Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli, most recently Feste in Folger Theatre’s Twelfth Night. We closed our show on June 9 after a great run: thanks to…

Louis Butelli: Playing Fools
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Louis Butelli: Playing Fools

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Louis Butelli

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli, currently playing Feste in Twelfth Night at the Folger Theatre. Our show must close this Sunday, on June 9th – grab your tickets now by clicking here. We’re having such a blast…

The Role of Pants in Pants Roles
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The Role of Pants in Pants Roles

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Emily Trask

Emily Trask as Viola In Folger Theatre’s Twelfth Night. Photo: Scott Suchman. Pants. Slacks. Breeches. Knickers. Overalls. Pantaloons. Pedal Pushers. Trousers. Jeans. Bloomers. Jodhpurs. Khakis. Drawers. Call them what you will, in our production of What You Will – of…

If Music Be the Food of Love . . . PLAY on.
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If Music Be the Food of Love . . . PLAY on.

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Emily Trask

Indeed, if Music is the food of love, Twelfth Night, or What You Will playing now at the Folger Theatre, is an amorous buffet. Joshua Morgan, Piano – Emily Trask, Cello – Louis Butelli, ukulele and voice – Chris Genebach,…

Louis Butelli: Taking Care of our Own
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Louis Butelli: Taking Care of our Own

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Louis Butelli

Louis Butelli (as Feste) and Tonya Beckman (as Maria) in Twelfth Night. Photo by Scott Suchman. Hello again from your friend Louis Butelli, currently playing Feste in Folger Theatre’s fantastic production of Twelfth Night. Our show must close on June…

Louis Butelli: Now Playing! Twelfth Night!
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Louis Butelli: Now Playing! Twelfth Night!

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Louis Butelli

Louis Butelli as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Scott Suchman. Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli, currently playing Feste in Folger Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. We’re having an absolute blast playing this show, and hope you’ll…

Louis Butelli: Lights, Camera, Action!
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Louis Butelli: Lights, Camera, Action!

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Louis Butelli

Cover art for “Silent Shakespeare.” Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli! We have completed our first full week of rehearsals for Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30 at the Folger Theatre. We’ve got a really…

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