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FROM THE FOLGER: Shakespeare Plus: Argentine film, actors taking on tyrants, a new quiz, and more
Piñeiro on His Shakespeare-Adjacent Films
filmmaker Matías Piñeiro has developed a cycle of six beautifully filmed movies he calls “The Shakespeare
Reads,” all of which are based around the female roles
in Shakespeare’s comedies. Listen to an interview with
Piñeiro about his unique approach to his work and his
Polish theater troupe outwits the Nazis in Ernst
Lubitsch’s 1942 comedy "To Be or Not to Be,"
filmed as Hitler was devastating Europe. Austin
Tichenor explores how the movie finds the tonal sweet
spot between fanciful comedy and grim reality,
presenting Shakespeare as the ultimate plea for
Theatre Presents Nathan the Wise at Theater J
Folger Theatre in new places this season as our building
remains closed for renovation. In-person theater performances
begin again with Nathan the Wise,
produced in association with Theater J, onstage Mar 16 - Apr
10. Streaming-only tickets are available for those unable to attend
funny and timely 18th-century Shakespeare-styled play about
12th-century Jerusalem is chock full of mistaken identities,
foiled romances, and relationships across cultural and
religious divides. Watch a video invitation
from Folger Director Michael Witmore to join us for a special
Patron Night on Wed, Mar 23, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $45 (using
code FSLMBR22), with a reception following the performance.
for Folger Theatre is A Midsummer Night's Dream this
summer at the National Building Museum and The Tempest
this fall at Round House Theatre. Subscribe today
to get tickets to all three productions at the best price.
Image Credits:From Matías Piñeiro's Isabella,
2020. | Carole Lombard and Jack Benny as Maria and Joseph Tura in
Ernst Lubitsch’s 1942 film “To Be or Not to Be.” | Maboud
Ebrahimzadeh as Salah ad-Din and Sarah Corey as Sittah in Theater J
and Folger Theatre’s production of Nathan the Wise, playing
through April 10. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography. | (l-r) A.J.
Baldwin as Rosencrantz, Brianna Miller as Guildenstern, and Sara
Clark as Hamlet | Twins Antipholus of Ephesus (Bruce Nelson) and
Antipholus of Syracuse (Darragh Kennan) in The Comedy of Errors,
Folger Theatre, 2011. Photo by Carol Pratt.