Kings & RoguesOwn: £30.00
This bundle includes The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VIII, and Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 from Shakespeare's Globe's 2010 season 'Kings & Rogues'
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare’s brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to the Globe after delighting audiences in 2008.
Henry VIII is one of Shakespeare's final plays, a political thriller based on the power struggle between the Tudor court and the eponymous King's ambitious first minister, Cardinal Wolsey. Though famous in its own time as the most extravagant of the playwright's own creations, the work is hardly performed today; Mark Rosenblatt's spectacular 2010 production was the Globe Theatre's first staging of the historical drama since 1613 and, featuring stellar performances from Dominic Rowan, Miranda Raison and Anthony Howell, it bursts with intrigue.
Henry IV Part 1
The first installment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare's greatest historical saga, King Henry IV Part 1 is an epic tale of power, treachery and war, exploring the complexity of father-son relationships. Featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance from Roger Allam as Falstaff, the comical mentor to Jamie Parker's prince Hal, this celebrated and authentic production - expertly directed by Dominic Dromgoole - presents this classic play in all its glory.
Henry IV Part 2
Dominic Dromgoole's acclaimed production is brought to its conclusion in Part 2 of Shakespeare's historical masterpiece, King Henry IV - a dramatic tale of family, treachery and war that surveys the entire panorama of English life. Staged with 'terrific aplomb' (The Daily Telegraph) and featuring a stellar line-up of actors, this magnificent Globe Theatre performance showcases some of the playwright's most famous dramatic moments and confirms why King Henry IV is one of Shakespeare's most highly regarded works.