Posts Tagged ‘Folger Theatre’
The Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare is considered one of his “problem” plays. Hadi Tabbal is making his Folger Theatre debut playing Leontes, and I spoke to him about working through some of the perceived problems within the play.
The first play I ever saw at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s fabulous Theatre in D.C. was Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Aaron Posner, and I was enthralled by the utter dedication to the text and the clean linearity that Posner brought to this complicated play. Ever since, I have tried to get to […]
As part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in the nation’s capital region — chaired by Allison Janney — Theresa Rebeck has written and directed an adaptation of the Restoration comedy The Way of the World by William Congreve. She transports the action to the Hamptons, and takes a satirical swipe at the wealthy 1%. […]
I wish I could live inside Tom Stoppard’s mind for an hour. I’d love to know how he comes up with his intricate, cross-referenced plays. One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from an interview Stoppard did with The Paris Review, when the interviewer asked him about the pitfalls of writing. It is not […]
Henry Clay Folger (amongst his claims to fame, he was the nephew of the founder of Folgers Coffee) was born in New York City, in 1857, and he made his career there as president and chairman of Standard Oil of New York. On the side, he and his wife, Emily, became avid collectors of Shakespeareana […]
The Folger Theatre is presenting a fabulous production of Fiasco Theater’s Two Gents. My review for the online magazine, Monologging, is here: http://monologging.org/two-gentlemen-their-mistresses-and-a-dog/