Henry V: Shakespeare's Rousing Tale of the Young King in Battle
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The last date listed for Henry V was Sunday March 3, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. 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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