“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.
Austin Tichenor explores small-cast Shakespeare and the artistic possibilities of a few performers playing multiple roles.
Take a closer look at some unusual chess sets in the Folger collection, spanning continents and centuries.
With the golden eagle, we continue following artist Missy Dunaway on a bird-watching expedition through Shakespeare’s works. The eagle soars throughout Shakespeare’s world, Renaissance literature, and beyond – symbolizing strength, power, and the divine.
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” in 16 vignettes, four of which are reproduced on a human scale for the installation.
If you’re seeing “Much Ado About Nothing” for the first time, or the hundredth time, what should you look for?