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Shakespeare: Henry IV

Performing Arts

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

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UPC: 809478012269
05/24/2019 Not Available

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Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Harriet Walter

DIRECTOR

Phyllida Lloyd

SYNOPSIS

What makes a King? What makes a father? Shakespeare's monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country. This innovative film, recorded before a live audience, documents the Donmar Warehouse's all-female stage production, adapted from William Shakespeare's two plays about King Henry IV, Prince Hal and Falstaff. The bold, contemporary production is presented as if played by inmates of a women's prison and was described by critics as 'unforgettable'. The director for both stage and screen is Phyllida Lloyd, and Harriet Walter is Henry IV. The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. Set in a women's prison, the production asked the question, ""Who owns Shakespeare?"" Two further productions followed: Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016, all featuring a diverse company of women. The Trilogy enthralled theatre audiences in London and New York and was shared with women and girls in prisons and schools across the UK. The film versions were shot live in a specially built temporary theatre in King's Cross in 2016, and now offer screen audiences unique access to these ground-breaking productions.

GENRE

Performing Arts

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

165 Minutes

STUDIO

Naxos Of America, Inc.