BAM to Present the Royal Shakespeare Company's King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings
David Tennant returns in the title role of Richard II.
BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University are set to present King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings, Mar 24-May 1 at BAM Harvey Theater. The cycle will include Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry V performed in repertory as part of the RSC's worldwide program marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran will helm his acclaimed productions of Richard II and Henry IV, Parts I and II as well as a new production of Henry V, which premieres at Stratford-upon-Avon this fall. The majority of the productions' original cast members will reprise their roles at BAM, with David Tennant returning in the title role of Richard II, Antony Sher and Jasper Britton playing Falstaff and Henry IV, respectively, in the Henry IV plays, and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal, who reaches maturity as Henry V in the final play in the tetralogy.
King and Country will also be performed at London's Barbican, and in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
King and Country marks the return of the RSC to BAM, following its production of Julius Caesar (2013) directed by Gregory Doran, and the 2007 repertory productions of King Lear (featuring Ian McKellen) and Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Trevor Nunn.
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