Shakespeare Theatre Company's ASIDES LIVE SYMPOSIUM to Examine HENRY IV, Parts 1 and 2, 4/27

Shakespeare Theatre Company's ASIDES LIVE SYMPOSIUM to Examine HENRY IV, Parts 1 and 2, 4/27

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents AsidesLive: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 which will occur on Sunday April 27, 2014 at Sidney Harman Hall. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will go until 1:00 p.m. This intimate and intensive symposium is dedicated to looking at Shakespeare Theatre Company's repertory through different lenses.

The morning event will feature the production's Prince Hal, actor Matthew Amendt, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and other special guests. There will be 3 panels each discussing a different aspect of Henry IV, Part 1 and 2. Refreshments will be provided.

Panel 1 - Between Two Fathers

Both plays follow the pull of influences on Prince Hal from his royal father and the ignoble Falstaff. This discussion will feature Matthew Amendt (Prince Hal) in conversation with Michael Kimmel, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and George Mason University professor Robert I Matz. Moderated by STC Audience Engagement Manager Hannah Hessel Ratner.

Panel 2 - Revisiting the Chimes at Midnight

In 1994, Michael Kahn edited and directed the Henry IV plays to create one evening of performance, featuring many of STC's favorite performers. Three have returned, taking on new characters in our current repertory production. In this conversation Edward Gero (King Henry IV), Ted van Griethuysen (Owen Glendower/ Justice Shallow) and Craig Wallace (Lord Westmoreland) reflect on approaching the plays then and now. Moderated by the Assistant Director of the 1994 production: STC's Director of Education, Samantha Wyer.

Panel 3 - Writing Our History

Shakespeare wrote Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 approximately 200 years following the historical events depicted. As today's playwrights approach American history, what can they learn from the Bard? A conversation with Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Broadway's All the Way and local playwright, teacher, and theatrical advocate Jaqueline E. Lawton. Moderated by STC's Literary Associate and Production Dramaturg, Drew Lichtenberg.

It all takes place on Sunday April 27th, 2014. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Forum at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Tickets: $20, $15 ticket holders/subscribers, $7 student tickets. Visit Shakespearetheatre.org or call 202.547.1122.

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