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A Costume Journey through 'Amadeus' with Mariah Anzaldo Hale
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A Costume Journey through 'Amadeus' with Mariah Anzaldo Hale

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Costume designer and long-time Folger collaborator Mariah Anzaldo Hale's guides us through the costume journey of Constanze Weber through the first act of the play.
Costuming 'Confection'
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Costuming 'Confection'

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Before we say good-bye to this extraordinary 'Confection,' explore how costume designer Karen Young created the look of this lavish feast for the senses.
Hats Off to Millinery: The fabulous headware of 'Nell Gwynn'
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Hats Off to Millinery: The fabulous headware of 'Nell Gwynn'

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Milliner Adelle Gresock describes below how she created the fabulous chapeaux seen in 'Nell Gwynn.'
Setting the Stage for 'King John'
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Setting the Stage for 'King John'

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From the battlefield to the throne room, scenic designer Andrew Cohen offers a glimpse into the inspirations behind the set for Folger Theatre's King John.
Setting the Scene for 'The Way of the World'
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Setting the Scene for 'The Way of the World'

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We spoke to scenic designer Alexander Dodge to find out what it was like turning our Elizabethan theater into a chic Hamptons setting for Theresa Rebeck's The Way of the World.
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.
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 his process and inspirations for creating Timon's stunning look.
Costumes in 'As You Like It'
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Costumes in 'As You Like It'

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Were it not better, Because that I am more than common tall, That I did suit me all points like a man? Much of the love-lorn humor in As You Like It comes from Rosalind’s male disguise, but she’s not…

A Sheepish Co-Star: Puppets in The Second Shepherds' Play
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A Sheepish Co-Star: Puppets in The Second Shepherds' Play

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emma poltrack

Folger Consort’s production of The Second Shepherds’ Play begins performances November 27th. Appearing alongside the talented actors, singers, and musicians on the Folger stage are a number of puppets that help bring this farcical medieval comedy to life. Folger Spotlight chatted…

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…

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