Free Folger Friday: King John On Stage and Screen

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and the Ongoing Saga of Shakespeare on Film

Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations requested

Dr. Michael Anderegg discusses the history of King John on screen, the first Shakespeare play to ever be recorded on film. This lecture is free, though reservations are requested.

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Michael Anderegg is professor emeritus of English at the University of North Dakota. His books include Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture (1999), Cinematic Shakespeare (2004), and Lincoln and Shakespeare (2015). He wrote an essay for the recent Criterion Blue-Ray release of Chimes at Midnight and was interviewed for the forthcoming Olive Films Blue-Ray of Macbeth.


Join us after the lecture for the 8pm performance of King John. Purchase tickets online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.

Please note: We're hard at work restoring our historic building's marble facade. As a result, seven parking spaces on 3rd Street SE, just south of its intersection with East Capitol Street, will be unavailable for public parking.


This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.