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Your search for posts with tags containing Henry IV part 1 found 11 posts

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

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

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

Here’s to Shakespeare

      2014 is the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. All around the world people will celebrate the anniversary with events and festivities. This blog series highlights events and happenings from the 400th birthday...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Jun 2014

Henry IV Part 1: relaying the live event

Antony Sher as Falstaff. Photographer: Kwame Lestrade Earlier this week I attended the performance of Henry IV Part 1 performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, that was being simultaneously broadcast to cinemas around the UK, and is to be shown in schools,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 May 2014

Falstaff and the loss of Merrie England

Eduard von Grützner: Falstaff, 1896 This week Sir Antony Sher takes on the role of one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, Sir John Falstaff, in the first of the Henry IV plays, for the RSC. It’s a role that has attracted many of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Mar 2014

Shakespeare’s world in 100 objects : Number 92, a Momento Mori Seal Blog

Today’s blog is by Stephanie Appleton, doctoral researcher in the History Department and whose doctoral research examines domestic and community life in early modern Stratford-upon-Avon. ‘Bardolph: Why, Sir John, my face does you no harm. Falstaff:...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 80, a Butter Churn

Today’s blog is on the subject of butter churns and the manner in which butter was made in the Elizabethan age. It is by Elizabeth Sharrett, Doctoral Researcher at the Shakespeare Institute.  Falstaff: Tut, never fear me. I am as vigilant as a cat...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Jun 2013

Shakespeare’s Welsh

The History of Cambria title page The Welsh are rightly proud of their national history and heritage, but they haven’t always been represented seriously in literature and the media. Even in Shakespeare’s day efforts were made to set the record...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Nov 2012

Opening the Olympics: Danny Boyle’s debt to William Blake

Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony has set off so much discussion that John Wyver of Illuminations has now posted three blog posts each listing ten different pieces that have appeared in the press looking at the event from different viewpoints....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Aug 2012

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