Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I at Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Henry IV, Part I was Sunday November 16, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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Folger Consort, the award-winning early-music ensemble, always gifts its audiences with something special for the holidays, and this year is no exception. Christmas in New Spain celebrates the Consort's Instruments of Exploration theme, exploring the 16th and 17th century religious music of Mexico and Peru, seasonal works by Latin American and Spanish composers, and lively early baroque dances. Enjoy the festively decorated Elizabethan Theatre at this special Yuletide concert, featuring the vocal ensemble, guitar, harp, violin, viol and bassoon. Learn More
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Henry IV Part 1 is one of the most important of Shakespeare's history plays but, because it is part of a four play series, is not performed as often as it deserves. The Folger Theatre production is a good basic way to see the play. Performances are generally good even if not necessarily inspired; costumes are OK and the set decoration is minimal. The theater is small enough that all seats are reasonably close to the stage.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Folger's powerful cast reigns in Henry…this stab at Shakespeare Satisfies.” –The Washington Post
- "Heroic, engaging…compulsively watchable" – The Washington Times
In an unstable political landscape, Henry IV's rule is threatened by rebellion. His son Prince Hal must choose between carousing with Falstaff and his band of rogues or embracing his noble character and protecting the throne. The drama of the battlefield and the comedy of the tavern converge in Shakespeare's great history play that weighs the nature of honor and obligation.
Featuring DC favorite Rick Foucheux in the title role and Delaney Williams of HBO's The Wire as Falstaff.
About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre
Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.
The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.
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