The Reduced Shakespeare Company – A Poetic Review

by Maria Rodriguez No other stage could be filled with such glee As one with the Reduced Shakespeare Company! This band of brothers to the Folger said A long lost first play was found from, now dead, William Shakespeare, who as a youth, Penned a manuscript of such length – uncouth – In a story Read More …

Actors Excite A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Maria Rodriguez Shakespeare is not sedate, but alive and singing at the Shakespeare Folger Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Under a moonlit night the players contemporize the foolishness of love and rapture in a theater space meant to hearken back to the older times of Shakespeare himself. If you ever thought that Read More …

Folger stages Pericles from Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By Maria Rodriguez Folger Shakespeare Library brings west coast Shakespeare to DC with the stormy tale of Pericles The production opened on November 13 and features the original cast from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Direction is by Joseph Haj, a director who’s work has appeared at the Folger before-and to much acclaim. Pericles tells the Read More …