Henry IV Production History Apr 18th, 2014

Henry IV Production History

Over the course of more than 400 years, both parts of Henry IV have remained a living part of our cultural vocabulary.

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 6 Apr 16th, 2014

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 6

Stacy catches us up on the show’s progress, as he prepares for opening nights on Tuesday, April 15 and Friday, April 18. He also opens up about secrets of the actor’s trade, and some of his superstitions. You might be shocked. – DL

Royal Bodies Apr 16th, 2014

Royal Bodies

Hilary Mantel spoke about royal bodies in the London Review of Books’ Winter Lectures Series at the British Museum on February 4, 2013. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is reprinting the article here, in edited form, with her generous permission.

Playing at History Apr 15th, 2014

Playing at History

In 1784, in a study of Shakespeare, an English critic wrote that “the First Part of Henry IV is, of all of our author’s plays, the most excellent.” Learn more from David Scott Kastan…

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 5 Apr 9th, 2014

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 5

In this installment, Stacy shares some memories about his performance as King Lear, and on the differences – as well as one big similarity – between Lear and Falstaff. The answers might surprise you. – DL

Stacy Keach and Christopher Henley discover what they have in common Apr 8th, 2014

Stacy Keach and Christopher Henley discover what they have in common

“When I started,” Stacy Keach told me, “my goal, my objective was to try to combine pop art with classical work. Like Leonard Bernstein with music, or André Previn. Agents and producers don’t like that. They want you to be one thing or the other.” Read more from Christopher Henley at DC Theatre Scene.

The Strange and Unlikely Friendship of King Henry and Sir John Falstaff Apr 7th, 2014

The Strange and Unlikely Friendship of King Henry and Sir John Falstaff

Longtime friends Stacy Keach and Edward Gero reunite, reminisce and recount 24 years of Friendship and Shakespeare.

Love, Sex and Violence | Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 Apr 3rd, 2014

Love, Sex and Violence | Henry IV Parts 1 & 2

It’s not very often that you hear Shakespeare’s plays described as “sexy.” But to actors John Keabler and Kelley Curran, Henry IV is as sexy as it gets. The onstage couple plays hot-blooded warrior Hotspur and his wife Lady Percy in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) productions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2.

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 4 Apr 2nd, 2014

Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach Week 4

In this installment, Stacy reports on the Invited Dress Rehearsal from Sunday night, and his thoughts on the underrated, powerful Henry IV, Part 2. – DL

More characters in Part 2?! Mar 31st, 2014

More characters in Part 2?!

Continuing from Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 also boasts a wide collection of characters. Here’s a handy chart to help keep them straight.