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Royal Shakespeare Company – Antony Sher | Henry IV part I

Antony Sher talks about the playing Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV Part I.

Henry IV Parts I and II play at the Royal Shakespeare Company until the 6 September 2014 and then on tour until 24 January 2015.

The productions are also being broadcast live to cinema’s worldwide on 14 May 2014 and 18 June 2014 respectively with further encore broadcasts.


Theatre for a New Audience: Michael Pennington: Our King Lear

Meet Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, one of England’s finest classical actors, and our King Lear. Here, he discusses the themes of the play; why he enjoys performing on the Scripps Mainstage; and director Arin Arbus’ perception of the play.

by William Shakespeare
Featuring Michael Pennington in a company of 22 actors
Direction: Arin Arbus


Theatre for a New Audience: Michael Pennington: Extended KING LEAR Interview

We sat down with two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington, our King Lear, to discuss the production in this extended interview.


Globe On Screen: Introduction by Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director

An introduction by Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, to the Globe On Screen season.

From September 2012, Globe On Screen brings three of the critically acclamined 2011 theatre season productions to cinemas across the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well (UK/AUS/NZ 26 September, USA October 11) and Much Ado About Nothing (UK/AUS/NZ 10 October, USA October 23), and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (UK/AUS/NZ 26 October, USA November 8) will be shown in their entirety.

To find a venue near you and book tickets, visit


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Audience Responses to Henry IV Part 1 (2010)

Find out what our audience thought of Henry IV Part 1, now playing at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of our 2010 Kings and Rigues season. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, with Jamie Parker as Prince Hal and Roger Allam as Falstaff.


Shakespeare’s Globe: Henry V directed by Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ – and beyond.

Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.


Brian Dennehy: Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival

Uploaded on Sep 28, 2011
Celebrated actor Brian Dennehy sits down with Toronto Star theatre writer Richard Ouzounian to speak about his return to Stratford and his remarkable career.


Actor Ben Carlson, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada- Shakespeare’s Relevance & Importance

Ben Carlson: Shakespeare is a bit like Bach. You know, if there hadn’t been any more literature after Shakespeare it would