STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for RSC's HENRY IV Parts I & II, Screening in the U.S. July-Aug 2014
Below, watch the trailer for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part I & II! Henry IV Part I can currently be seen in cinemas across the U.S. through July 3. Henry IV Part II can be seen from July 5 - August 4. They were filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.
Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II opened to raves in Stratford-upon-Avon. The two productions, as well as Two Gentlemen of Verona, can be seen now through October in North America. These broadcasts follow on the success of RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran's production of William Shakespeare's Richard II with David Tennant which was seen by 130,000 people in 14 countries. There will be Richard II revival screenings at 45 cinemas across the US through the end of this month.
Gregory Doran directs Henry IV Parts I and II in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Antony Sher playing the infamous knight Falstaff, alongside Jasper Britton as Henry IV, Alex Hassell as Prince Hal and Paola Dionisotti as Mistress Quickly.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be captured live Wednesday September 3, 2014 and screened in US Cinemas September 20 - October 20, 2014
Henry IV Part I cast includes: Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John/Francis); Martin Bassindale (Peto); Jasper Britton (King Henry IV); Antony Byrne (Worcester); Sean Chapman (Northumberland/Earl of Douglas); Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly); Jonny Glynn (Gadshill); Nia Gwynne (Lady Mortimer); Alex Hassell (Prince Hal); Jim Hooper (Sir Richard Vernon); Youssef Kerkour (Westmoreland); Sam Marks (Poins); Keith Osborn (Scroop); Leigh Quinn (Traveller); Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Glendower); Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff); Simon Thorp (Sir Walter Blunt); Trevor White (Hotspur) and Simon Yadoo (Chamberlain).
Several of the cast and all of the creative team for these productions were also part of Doran's recent production of Richard II. The production is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell. The music is composed by Paul Englishby with sound by Martin Slavin. The Movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the Fight director is Terry King.
These two productions will be joined in July by The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare's early exuberant romantic comedy about friendship and betrayal, directed by Simon Godwin who is an Associate Director at the Royal Court and at Bristol Old Vic.
The productions will tour the UK before transferring to the Barbican Theatre in London from 29 November 2014 -24 January 2015.
For cinema listings and booking visit http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/ to sign up for updates and follow the creation of the production online in the run up to the screening.