RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon: Henry IV, Part 2 (2014)
This article is about a screening of Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see Henry IV, Part 2 (disambiguation).
On July 2, 2014 as part of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, the Folger hosted a special preview screening of RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon: Henry IV, Part 2 (2014), a live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, captured from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, in their own Elizabethan Theatre. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and starring Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV, and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
"A perfect fusion of production and performance...a major performance from Antony Sher as Falstaff" - The Guardian
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world audience members see on stage. RSC's work begins its life at their Stratford workshops and theatres and they share it with audiences across the world through touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s home town in the UK. Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961. RSC pioneers contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights. Learn more about RSC Live here.
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