This week at The Playhouse: August 22 - 28
This is the final week to visit The Playhouse or catch Folger Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Building Museum. But don’t worry: there’s still lots to do. This week, catch a reading of a new play, join a generative…
This week at The Playhouse, August 15 – 21
Photo: Lloyd Wolf There’s always something to do at The Playhouse. This week, join us for a free concert from the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, learn about the history of potions and cocktails from mixologists and historians, and immerse yourself…
This week at The Playhouse: August 8 - 14
This week at The Playhouse, take an in-depth look at the Folger’s renovation with its designers, make your own miniature comic book, and jam out to tunes by Justin Trawick and the Common Good.
This week at The Playhouse: July 25 – 31
Every week, there’s something new happening at The Playhouse. Check out special events going on July 25 – 31.
ENCORES: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed by Folger Theatre (2016)
Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Enjoy a selection from Folger Theatre’s 2016 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’
ENCORES: A selection from “The Fairy Queen” presented by Folger Consort (2007)
Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Enjoy a selection from Folger Consort’s ‘The Fairy Queen’ (2007) featuring Lynn Redgrave, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Richard Clifford.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Resource Guide
To get you ready for a summer in the Athenian woods, we wanted to share with you a guide to the variety of ways you can explore A Midsummer Nights Dream online before seeing it at the National Building Museum.
Midsummer Illustrated Quotes
Check out these beautifully illustrated quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream! You can find more images of quotes from Shakespeare’s plays on the Folger Pinterest page. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger, now extended though March 13!
A Midsummer Night's Dream Costume Design
Costume Designer Devon Painter previously designed productions of Cyrano, Macbeth, and Measure for Measure at the Folger before turning her talents to A Midsummer Night’s Dream this season. You can see costume renderings from her past Folger productions on her website. From Devon – From the…
A Midsummer Night's Dream Set Design
Set Designer Paige Hathaway previously designed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Folger, and returns this season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Learn more about her design for Shakespeare’s sylvan romance below. From Paige – My design process for the set of Midsummer started…
Midsummer Dramaturg's Notes
Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow. There’s a fascination with dreams in Shakespeare, though Midsummer is the only play to announce one in its title. What’s odd is that aside from Hermia’s unnerving vision in the forest, no dreams are dreamt. Instead,…
Purchase a Folger edition of Midsummer at the Gift Shop. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, Queen…