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The Merry Wives of Windsor ~ Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Jordan Wright January 23, 2020

For his staging of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Director Aaron Posner adapts this delectable comedy about sexual jealousy to the 20th C… specifically the burgeoning hippie styles and Mod culture of 1972. It’s the perfect imaginary moment. The Women’s Liberation movement was in full swing and the times […]

1 Henry IV ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright September 10, 2019

With season opener 1 Henry IV, director Rosa Joshi makes her Folger Theatre directorial debut. As expected it is a departure from the classic interpretation to an edgier contemporary dynamic. As Joshi describes it, “I Henry IV is filled with intrigue, humor, action and suspense – messy people doing messy […]

King John ~ Folger Theatre At the Folger Shakespeare Library

Jordan Wright November 1, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Shakespeare’s political power play King John at Folger Theatre. Photo by Teresa Wood.

That this play is rarely produced, is an enigma. Okay, it doesn’t have maidens frothily cavorting with lords a-leaping, but I couldn’t help thinking that if […]