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Review: ‘Botticelli in the Fire’ at Woolly Mammoth

Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” is a painting famous for its youthful beauty and artistic mastery. When I stood in front...

Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at the Folger Theatre

All for Love Noted critic Harold Bloom once said, “We certainly can say that Cleopatra and Antony do not bore each other, and they are...

Review: ‘The School for Lies’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

David Ives brings the comedy of Molière, with this hilarious “translaptation,” into the 21st century to delight us all. With The School for Lies,...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Animal’ at The Studio Theatre (Review...

When a leading Shakespearean actor changes hats—literally—to play a neurotic housewife whose comic riffs include a paean to a ballpoint pen, that’s news. And it’s...

Magic Time!: The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Animal’ at The Studio...

After I saw an early Women’s Voices Theater Festival production (I’ve been to 16 and counting), a question lingered in my mind: Exactly what...

In the Moment: A Tip of the Hat to Mary Stuart’s...

There is a "minor" character who has a key role in the terrific Mary Stuart production currently at the Folger Theatre. He has only...

Spine: The Enlightened World of Folger’s ‘Mary Stuart’

Frederic Schiller's historical drama, Mary Stuart (1800), gives us two potent, yet vulnerable women, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It gives us...

‘Mary Stuart’ at The Folger Theatre

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.” This nursery...

Free Screening of Folger Theatre’s 2008 Teller/Posner Directed ‘Macbeth’ This Saturday,...

A free screening of Folger Theatre's 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 8:15 pm at the Carter Barron...

‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Stupid Fucking Bird, Aaron Posner's 2013 adaptation of Anton Chekhov's late 19th century The Seagull, returns like the phoenix to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with...

‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Life is what you make of it; happy or miserable, good or bad, it doesn’t matter because life just goes on and on and...

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Folger Theatre by Julia L....

Folger Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew, drawing inspiration and influence from the Wild West, circa 1880. Esteemed director...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ