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The King (Netflix/Plan B) @ Netfli

The King clearly sees the potential, in a post-Game of Thrones world, for the story of the Henry IV/Henry V plays to become the basis for a gritty, f-bomb-dropping, twenty-first-century medievalist fantasy of heroism and difficult choices and...
From: The Bardathon on 2 Dec 2020

Henry IV Part 2, or Falstaff @ Shakespeare’s Globe

As much as I love 2 Henry IV as a stand-alone play, I often find it suffers a little when presented as the middle part of a trilogy. Whereas 1 Henry IV describes a clear arc for Falstaff, in addition to excellent set pieces for the other characters, and...
From: The Bardathon on 10 Jun 2019

Henry IV Part 1, or Hotspur @ Shakespeare’s Globe

Following the revisioning of England offered by the Globe’s Richard II in the Sam Wanamaker, a different creative team imagined an England that was still under construction in Hotspur, the first in a trilogy performed by a single eleven-person ensemble....
From: The Bardathon on 9 Jun 2019

Henry IV (Donmar/Illuminations) @ BBC iPlayer

Following the release of Julius Caesar in cinemas last year, Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Donmar Trilogy’ is finally available on BBC iPlayer, giving me the chance to belatedly catch up with Henry IV and The Tempest. The films, with live camera...
From: The Bardathon on 19 Jul 2018

Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival

Hamnet, as the play’s programme informs us, is just one letter away from greatness. It’s a predicament that haunts the play’s central character, Hamnet Shakespeare, who is based on the real-life son of William Shakespeare. In the play,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Oct 2017

The Hollow Crown reviews in The Glassy Margents

¶ Back in 2014, I reviewed a series of teleplays produced by the BBC called The Hollow Crown. Starring Tom Hiddleston, the three-part miniseries based on William Shakespeare’s “Richard II,” “1 Henry IV,” “2 Henry...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 10 Jan 2017

“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century

“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century By Alexa Huang Shakespeare has been used to divert around censorship, “sanitized” and redacted for children, young adults and school use, and even...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Nov 2016

Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1595. Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. ...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Jul 2016

Queenship and Witchcraft: Joan of Navarre

In 1437, a week ago today, Queen Joan of Navarre died in London at the age of about sixty-six. Joan is one of the lesser known medieval queens of England and her controversial reputation is founded on the accusations of witchcraft that were levied against...
From: Conor Byrne on 17 Jun 2016

The Newtonian mechanics of friendship: Henry IV, Part 2

I merge onto the 55 north from the 5 north. I have at least an hour, depending on traffic in Corona. There aren’t any podcasts I really feel like listening to as I drive back from dog-sitting in Orange County to my in-laws’ in Temecula, where...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 13 Apr 2016

The (eventually) sober light of day: Henry IV, Part I

Outside, a sterile sun was already burning through the gauzy clouds over the mountains. Dumping out the dregs of yesterday’s coffee, I spotted pink chunks in the sink. Some washed down the drain as I filled up the carafe; others were crusted onto...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 8 Apr 2016

Shakespeare and the Welsh “Upon St Davy’s day”

Sam Cox and Pistol and Brendan O’Hea as Fluellen at Shakespeare’s Globe. Photo by John Haynes Every first of March the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day. Shakespeare was well aware of this: in Henry V the Welsh Captain Fluellen says to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Mar 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival: 2 Henry IV

I am at the Utah Shakespeare Festival this week, both for an academic conference and to take in the last season at the Adams Shakespearean Theatre. Construction of a new outdoor playhouse is ongoing across the street to which the… Read more ›
From: Bite Thumbnails on 6 Aug 2015

Antony Sher playing Shakespeare’s fat knight

Antony Sher as Falstaff The Radio 4 Book of the Week beginning on 4 May 2015 was Antony Sher’s  Year of the Fat Knight: the Falstaff Diaries, his account of  the process of preparing for and performing Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 May 2015

Cakes, ale and hearing the chimes at midnight

The 2015 Shakespeare birthday cake. Photograph courtesy of Helen Hargest Last weekend we remembered, again, the birthday of William Shakespeare. In Stratford tradition is important, so the boys of Shakespeare’s school still head the procession...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 May 2015

Cross-gender casting for Hamlet and Henry IV

Maxine Peake as Hamlet Gender issues in the performance of Shakespeare’s plays are being discussed in the press again with Maxine Peake playing Hamlet in a production at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Here is the review from the Observer by Susannah...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Oct 2014

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