An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until July 17, 2015
by William Shakespeare
New adaptation Mark O’Rowe
Director Garry Hynes
with Clare Barrett, Derbhle Crotty, Gavin Drea, Bosco Hogan, Garrett Lombard, Karen McCartney, Charlotte McCurry, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan, Aisling O’Sullivan, John Olohan, and Marty Rea
Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes and Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company make their fourth Lincoln Center Festival appearance with the highly anticipated DruidShakespeare: The History Plays.
Visionary playwright Mark O’Rowe’s thrilling adaptation distills four action-packed plays—Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V—into an epic story of families, wars, and the making of nations. DruidShakespeare opens with the existential struggle of Richard II as he topples from his divinely appointed throne to find himself an all-too-human man, overthrown by Bolingbroke. The tension builds as Bolingbroke, now Henry IV, jeopardizes the crown and alienates himself from his subjects and advisors with persistent arrogance. His son and successor, Prince Hal/Henry V, must then cast aside his youthful vices and companions (including Falstaff) to find redemption for his country.
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