Throughout the month of April, the Folger Theatre will be Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare’s First Folio — which is actually a citywide celebration in partnership with DC Public Library. The month of Bard-filled bliss features a historic exhibition of the First Folio, a DC-wide Scavenger Hunt, Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture, family programs, and the presentation of a world premiere performance work.
Page portrays Lear so expertly in every stage of his life — from flippancy to fear, madcap to madness, and giddiness to absolute and impossible grief — that this STC performance is, for many, one of the best Lears we’ve ever seen.
Miss those treasured performances at The Folger Shakespeare Library? Every Friday you can get an encore with the Library’s new weekly online series.
Villainy sells. In Shakespeare Theater Company’s Richard III, the titular character, played with oily evil by Matthew Rauch, holds spellbinding sway, unspooling audience fantasies of shrugging societal shackles to indulge in our every narcissistic whim with impunity, nay, reward. Titillation eventually sours but it’s an irresistible… Read More
Shakespeare. He’s famous for more plays than we can name, including so many historical works such as The Tragedy of King Richard the Third and The Life of King Henry the Fifth. But as far as we know, Shakespeare never imagined a future history play. No, it… Read More
Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is celebrating the 30th season of their annual Washington, DC Free For All event. Since 1991, Free For All has brought free productions of Shakespeare to more than 662,000 people, and this year expects to accommodate 12,000 Washingtonians in their production… Read More
“Oh! This is a wonderful honor and I have a confession to make: I have coveted this award since the day the late, great Joe Papp received the first one,” divulged Stacy Keach, on stage receiving The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre earlier this… Read More