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Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2
10a.m. – 1p.m.
Apr 27 2014

Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2

In the Sidney Harman Hall Forum

$20 regular, $15 ticket holders/subscribers, $7 student tickets

This multi-hour symposium will look deeply into repertory productions of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. Morning refreshments will be served.

10:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks
Hannah Hessel Ratner, Shakespeare Theatre Company Audience Enrichment Manager.

10:10 a.m. – Between Two Fathers
Both plays follow the pull of influences on Prince Hal from his royal father and the ignoble Falstaff. This discussion will feature STC’s Prince Hal Matthew Amendt in conversation with Michael Kimmel, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and George Mason University professor Robert I Matz. Moderated by Hannah Hessel Ratner.

11:10 a.m. – Revisiting the Chimes at Midnight
In 1994, Michael Kahn edited and directed the Henry IV plays to create one evening of performance, featuring many of STC’s favorite performers. Three have returned, taking on new characters in our current repertory production. In this conversation Edward Gero, Ted Van Griethuysen and Craig Wallace reflect on approaching the plays then and now. Moderated by the Assistant Director of the 1994 production: STC’s Director of Education, Samantha Wyer.

12:10 p.m. – Writing Our History
Shakespeare wrote Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 approximately 200 years following the historical events depicted.  As today’s playwrights approach American history, what can they learn from the Bard? A conversation with Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Broadway’s All the Way and local playwright, teacher and theatrical advocate Jaqueline E. Lawton.  Moderated by STC’s Literary Associate and Production Dramaturg, Drew Lichtenberg.

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