Coming Up: Gero’s Falstaff at the Folger

August 22, 2019

Ed Gero will be Sir John Falstaff, the bug-of-belly soldier, roustabout and kind of tutor to the young heir to the English throne, in “Henry IV, Part One” at Folger Theatre. The show runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 13.

Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday at the Folger (photos)

April 17, 2019

The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.

Weekend Round Up February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

The Atlas Intersections Festival is in full swing (with a Sunday screening of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”) and the Architecture & Design Film Festival runs throughout the weekend.

Books in a Noisy World

November 26, 2018

Bookish thoughts triggered by the recent passing of James Billington, Todd Boll and William Goldman, along with an upcoming event on Emily Dickinson’s birthday.