'The better part of valour is discretion.'
Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
Created in 1977, the National Theatre is one of Mexico's leading cultural institutions. Under Artistic Director Luis de Tavira, the company stages classics, new Mexican plays and contemporary drama from around the world. This new production of Shakespeare's great dramatisation of madness in the land and mayhem of the pub, is directed by the electrifying young director Hugo Arrevillaga Serrano.
Henry IV is an insecure king with rebellion on all sides. Prince Harry, known as Hal, the heir to the throne, disappoints his father with his drinking in taverns and rowdy companions, including the cowardly but entertaining Sir John Falstaff. When the prince must go to war to defeat his rival Hotspur, Hal proves himself as a soldier and a leader, and begins to leave his miscreant friends behind.
Running time: 134 mins
Hugo Arrevillaga Serrano
Alfredo Michel Modenessi
Mario Marín del Río
Music Composer and Music Director:
Juan Ernesto Díaz
Directed for the Screen:
King Henry the Fourth, Peto Marco Antonio García:
Marco Antonio García
Prince Henry of Wales :
Lord of Westmoreland, Poins, Lord Edmund Mortimer, Sir Richard Vernon, Servant :
Bardolph, Earl of Northumberland, Owen Glendower:
Lord of Worcester, Traveller 1, Sheriff, Silent Thief :
The hostess (‘Mistress Quickly’), Traveller 2, Lady Mortimer, Lady Percy, Messenger:
What you have to say
Margaret Siudek Margaret Siudek
This was a wonderful production - even though I didn't understand a word.
Cat S Cat S
This was the most brilliant version EVER