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I also highly recommend productions staged in the Elizabethan-styled Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library ★★, on Capitol Hill, 201 E. Capitol St. SE, at 2nd Street (www.folger.edu; [tel] 202/544-7077), which celebrates its 87th anniversary in 2019. The theater typically produces three to four plays each season, using the same fine directors (Aaron Posner’s a favorite) and casting the same excellent actors (Holly Twyford is always a treat), that you’ll see at the Shakespeare Theatre and other stages around town. The main differences at the Folger are its design—its three-tiered wooden balconies, oak-carved columns, and half-timbered facade resemble the courtyard of an English Renaissance inn—and its intimacy: The theater holds 270 people. The theater is also the setting for musical performances, lectures, readings, and other events.