All posts tagged "folger theatre"

  • Review: Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s “Julius Caesar”

    Folger's production of the Bard classic is meticulous, captivating, and a fitting tale to retell in Washington

  • Unromantic Comedies

    Have you ever nodded off at the theater? Do you worry that you might be particularly prone to doing just that during Shakespeare, the bard...

  • Couples, Killed and Comedic

    Surely no one needs a spoiler alert about Romeo and Juliet. After all, what is probably William Shakespeare's most popular and most accessible play is...

  • Untraditional Tidings

    Got the holiday spirit – but tired of tradition? Call it bah-humbug blasphemy, but most area theaters and concert venues aim to entice the average...

  • Flock of Foul

    ''There is nothing in the world as amazing as something that is neither completely clear, nor completely unclear,'' goes one of the morals imparted in...

  • Westward, Shrew!

    The West is more mild than wild in Folger Theatre's new production of The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare's so-called comedy that revels in...

  • Magic Carpet Ride

    Aladdin doesn't appear in Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights. Neither does Sinbad the Sailor. Both fairy tales weren't originally part of the stories of Scheherazade,...

  • Whiz Kid

    There are the things we know, and then there are the things we don't know. And then there are the things we think we know...

  • Chilly Willy

    The year was 1990. Madonna, decked out in her finest Marie Antoinette drag, hit the stage of the MTV Awards and made a song that...

  • Wartime Zeroes

    You would hardly need to fall into the ''news junkie'' category to be aware of how ugly the presidential campaign has gotten. Even a recent...

  • School's Out

    All one can really say about the Folger production of The School for Scandal is that it should have been good. A British director such...

  • Illusions of Grandeur

    This is not a Penn & Teller magic show. Instead, the Emmy-award winning Teller -- the silent partner in that world-renowned magic enterprise -- has...

  • Shakespeare With Love

    There is no better feeling than sitting in a theater, particularly one of significant reputation and stature, and watching a performance so fresh and vital...

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