Posts Categorized: Staging-shakespeare

What’s Onstage at Shakespeare Theaters in November

Two Tempests blow onstage this month, in Atlanta, GA, and Bethesda, MD. Meanwhile, Macbeth conquers Seattle. Here’s what the Folger’s Shakespeare theater partners are up to in November.

An Ofrenda to Shakespeare’s Afterlives

Katherine Gillen, Adrianna M. Santos, and Kathryn Vomero Santos write about stage adaptations of “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet” that engage with Día de los Muertos traditions, reframing Shakespeare’s meditations on life and death according to Indigenous and Latinx worldviews.

What’s onstage at Shakespeare theaters in October

The fall harvest is ready, and this year, we’ve got a bumper crop of Shakespeare plays! If you’re in the mood for something spooky, you might enjoy the three productions of Macbeth our theater partners are staging this month, or perhaps the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s The Living Dead. October also features a special anniversary production from… Continue Reading »

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

“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 pleasures.” Read more in this playbill excerpt from Folger Theatre’s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” onstage through August 28 as part of “The Playhouse” at the National Building Museum.