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Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1984 and is now a professor of drama at Queen’s University Belfast. This fall’s production of a Restoration-style “Macbeth” at the Folger Theatre was partially funded by a three-year grant  Schoch received from the Arts and Humanities Research Council,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments The Guide

‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Folger Theatre Blends Comedy With Drama

“Love makes beggars of us all.” This poetic phrase encapsulates the central theme of the Folger Theatre’s performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” — the inextricability of love and suffering. A trio of romance, tragedy and comedy, Folger’s rendition of this Shakespearian classic transports its audience to a realm[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Folger Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the perfect place to learn about William Shakespeare or see a traditional Shakespearean play. Its extensive collection of works and rotating exhibits immerses guests in all things Shakespeare. Kicking off its 2017-18 season, the Folger Theatre presents its first fall production, Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “Antony[Read More…]

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the Folger Theatre’s edgy rendition of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” draws the audience out of its seats and into the mysterious Forest of Arden — a place where lovers, fools and refugees gather to escape the cruel and unwelcoming world that awaits them. Full[Read More…]


Kate Eastwood Norris (Mary Stuart) and Holly Twyford (Queen Elizabeth) are pitted against one another in this turbulent drama, set in 16th century Europe.

Two Polarized Queens Explored in Political Drama

The current production of Friedrich Schiller’s classic political drama, “Mary Stuart,” at the Folger Theatre showcases the most storied rivalry of English history in a gripping and dramatic performance. Director Richard Clifford adds depth to the story of Queen Mary of Scotland and her cousin, Elizabeth I of England, by[Read More…]

by February 10, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide

Renowned actor Joseph Marcell leads a cast of eight talented actors of Shakespeare’s Globe On Tour Production’s rendition of the classic tragedy - “King Lear”. The show is held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Tragedy Rules the Stage

We typically think of Capitol Hill as the playground of high-powered politicians and the gilded cage of the college intern, but this area is also home to a pillar of English literary tradition. Housing the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a comprehensive hub for[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Corrupt to the Core

Corrupt to the Core

There’s something perversely appropriate about performing “Richard III” — one of William Shakespeare’s bloodiest and most political plays — just a block from the Capitol Building. Shakespeare’s Richard, a devious, evil, masterful politician, would certainly give the men and women of the Hill a run for their money. “Richard III,”[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide