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Royal Shakespeare Company – First Encounter: The Taming Of The Shrew

Meet director Michael Fentiman (and his cow), actors Katy Stephens and Forbes Masson and company stage manager Julia Wade … they’re just some of the people bringing our First Encounter: The Taming Of The Shrew production to young people in schools and theatres in England and the US.

Why are they doing this show especially for young people? Find out in the film.


Royal Shakespeare Company – Interview with Christopher Luscombe

Director Christopher Luscombe introduces his productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (also known as Much Ado About Nothing). These Shakespearean comedies will play as a double-bill in The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Both plays will be also be broadcast live to cinemas and streamed free to schools.

They will also share a setting based on a splendid country house just before and just after the First World War, designed by Simon Higlett. Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry will play the lovers in both productions.


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.


Folger Library-Michael Witmore discusses Henry V with theater director Robert Richmond

Folger Library Director Michael Witmore talks with theater director Robert Richmond about his production of Henry V at the Folger.