Henry V: Shakespeare's Rousing Tale of the Young King in Battle
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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The understudy for the lead did a first-rate job: he totally stayed within himself and didn't try to be more than he was. His only weakness was a lack of experience in the role. Which, given the promise shown, should not be a problem. I also...continued
A young king’s ambition reaches beyond the English court to the fields of France. Shakespeare’s classic history play is “the story of a young man’s rite of passage, a story of a nation dealing with the effects of war, a story that focuses on a nation unifying behind leadership for the greater good,” says Richmond.
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