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King Henry IV: The Shadow of Succession

by William Shakespeare
adapted by Charles Newell and David Bevington
directed by Charles Newell

Jan 05, 1996 — Feb 18, 1996

“…John Reeger and William Brown, two actors who could find a subtext in a traffic bulletin: they give the patriarchal roles of Henry and Falstaff intelligence and dignity to spare…” -Chicago Reader

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s riveting, epic drama of a family in crisis, and a country on the brink of civil war. Wracked by illness and tormented by guilt, King Henry IV fears for England’s future after his death. The heir to the throne, Prince Hal, seems intent only on a life of debauchery in the company of the dissolute but hilarious Sir John Falstaff. As war looms and the stakes increase, father and son struggle to face their destinies and each other.

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