1599 Project

RUNNING TIME
4hr. (2 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

1599. In that one year of an amazing outpouring of creativity, Shakespeare wrote four plays which, taken as a whole, tell the overarching tale of one archetypal, near mythic character who, developing and transforming through various guises hurtles from one play to the next.

Henry V is the triumph of youthful genius.

Julius Caesar is what happens when idealism makes a deal with the devil.

As You Like It begins as a nightmare before becoming a manic romp before culminating in climax of near operatic proportions.

Hamlet is a spiral into chaos and near madness.

1599 features intimate, streamlined productions of these four plays, all performed in one evening of epic theatre. This is a giant mythic journey for both actor and audience.

Inspired by James Shapiro's A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599, nine years ago we began work on this, the most elaborate and challenging project in our 34 year history.

Visit the 1599 Project website:

http://irondale.org/onstage/current-season/1599-project/

NEWS AND REVIEWS

1599 - May 4, 2016

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