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A Midsummer Night's Dream

14 Shakespeare Quotes About New Beginnings
Shakespeare and Beyond

14 Shakespeare Quotes About New Beginnings

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Ben Lauer

As the Folger prepares to reopen, we turn to Shakespeare’s plays for quotations about new beginnings and fresh starts.

The Fairy King’s Grimoire
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The Fairy King’s Grimoire

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Alexander D’Agostino

A guest post by Alexander D’Agostino I am an artist working with queer histories and images, through performance and visual art. During my Artist Research Fellowship with the Folger, I am creating The Fairy King’s Grimoire: a reimagining of the…

This week at The Playhouse: August 22 - 28
Folger Spotlight

This week at The Playhouse: August 22 - 28

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Ben Lauer

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
Folger Spotlight

This week at The Playhouse, August 15 – 21

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Ben Lauer

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
Folger Spotlight

This week at The Playhouse: August 8 - 14

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Ben Lauer

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.

Quiz: Plan the perfect summer and reveal who you are in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare and Beyond

Quiz: Plan the perfect summer and reveal who you are in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Ben Lauer

Plan your perfect summer and we’ll tell you which character you are in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Insights from Folger Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow
actors performing a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare and Beyond

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Insights from Folger Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow

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Shakespeare & Beyond

“Nowhere does Shakespeare attend more to theatrical enterprise and potential than in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” writes Michele Osherow, Folger Theatre’s resident dramaturg. “It makes the play irresistible to those who practice theatre and to those who crave its incomparable…

This week at The Playhouse: July 25 – 31
Folger Spotlight

This week at The Playhouse: July 25 – 31

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Ben Lauer

Every week, there’s something new happening at The Playhouse. Check out special events going on July 25 – 31.

'We few, we happy few': Small-cast Shakespeare
A small-cast Shakespeare performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare and Beyond

'We few, we happy few': Small-cast Shakespeare

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Austin Tichenor

Austin Tichenor explores small-cast Shakespeare and the artistic possibilities of a few performers playing multiple roles.

Stepping into the forest of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': An immersive installation based on 'A Knavish Lad'
people exploring the immersive installation based on A Knavish Lad
Shakespeare and Beyond

Stepping into the forest of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': An immersive installation based on 'A Knavish Lad'

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Esther French

This summer, visitors to The Playhouse at the National Building Museum can enjoy an immersive installation based on a beautiful book in the Folger collection, Joanna Robson’s “A Knavish Lad.” The book visually (and wordlessly) narrates “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”…

Quiz: Can you complete these famous quotes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'?
Bottom and Titania
Shakespeare and Beyond

Quiz: Can you complete these famous quotes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'?

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Shakespeare & Beyond

For each of these famous quotes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” can you fill in the blank with the missing word?

Love-in-idleness, Part Two: Intoxicating botanicals in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'
Oberon and Titania
Shakespeare and Beyond

Love-in-idleness, Part Two: Intoxicating botanicals in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'

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Marissa Nicosia

Love-in-idleness, a flower also called pansy or heartsease, plays an important role in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as Marissa Nicosia explores.

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