Venue Details

Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Philip John
71 events 58 reviews

While the production opted to use a modern, yet very functional, set and modern dress costumes, in every other way the production was true to Shakespeare's intent. There were several strong acting performances, with supporting roles giving an...continued

reviewed May 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Naila Bhatri
71 events 24 reviews

The play was done really well. While they did use Shakespearan english, it was delivered in an American accent. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the accent was more authentic.

I really liked Folger theatre.

reviewed May 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from mcandjo
11 events 4 reviews

It was a breath of fresh air to see a production where the intention is to try to stay true to the text and figure Shakespeare out. Too many of today's productions add in all kinds of distractions and modernizations in an attempt to make it...continued

reviewed May 06 2010 report as inappropriate
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By William Shakespeare

Directed by Joseph Haj

Original Music by Jack Herrick

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What should fellows such as I do crawling between earth and heaven?_

Joseph Haj is Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Rep at UNC-Chapel Hill and was named by American Theater magazine as one of the artists who will shape the next 25 years of theater in America.

Tony Award-winning musician Jack Herrick, a member of the Red Clay Ramblers, will compose original music for this production.

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