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