Kingship Cycle at St John’s

Starting March 8 and lasting through April 21, St. John’s is very lucky to have the Adirondack Shakespeare coming coming to both the Manhattan and Queens campuses with productions of Shakespeare’s first historical tetralogy, Henry VI Parts 1 -3 and Richard III. Come see our own Tara Bradway and her company perform!

Here is the link to reserve tickets to all the shows.

Here’s the full schedule (pasted from the above link) —

 

1 Henry VI – MANHATTAN

Glory is like a Circle in the Water (Act 1, scene 2) After the death of hero-king Henry V, England is left to the rule of his young son, Henry VI, and a posse of feuding nobles. The lands that Henry V conquered in France are in jeopardy as Joan of Arc leads the French in revolt against the English. Can the English factions bridge their divide before it costs them the life of their great commander, Talbot? The legacy of Henry V hangs in the balance.

when:
  1. Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

2 Henry VI – MANHATTAN

And force perforce I’ll make him yield the Crown (Act 1, scene 1) Conspiracy and intrigue swirl around the court of King Henry VI. The Red and White Rose factions grow ever more quarrelsome. A plot is laid to murder the Lord Protector. The Duke of York foments a rebellion led by the headstrong Jack Cade, clearing the way for his own bid for the English Crown. The rift between the feuding factions reaches full bloom as the War of the Roses begins.

when:
  1. Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM

1 Henry VI – QUEENS

Glory is like a Circle in the Water (Act 1, scene 2)   After the death of hero-king Henry V, England is left to the rule of his young son, Henry VI, and a posse of feuding nobles. The lands that Henry V conquered in France are in jeopardy as Joan of Arc leads the French in revolt against the English. Can the English factions bridge their divide before it costs them the life of their great commander, Talbot? The legacy of Henry V hangs in the balance.

when:
  1. Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  2. Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

2 Henry VI – QUEENS

And force perforce I’ll make him yield the Crown (Act 1, scene 1) Conspiracy and intrigue swirl around the court of King Henry VI. The Red and White Rose factions grow ever more quarrelsome. A plot is laid to murder the Lord Protector. The Duke of York foments a rebellion led by the headstrong Jack Cade, clearing the way for his own bid for the English Crown. The rift between the feuding factions reaches full bloom as the War of the Roses begins.

when:
  1. Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
  2. Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM

3 Henry VI – MANHATTAN

A Crown, or else a glorious Tomb (Act 1, scene 4) It’s all out war between Lancaster and York, the Red Rose and the White, both vying for the English Crown. As England suffers through civil war, the youngest surviving son of the House of York, Richard Duke of Gloster, begins to plot his own rise to power.

when:
  1. Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Richard III – MANHATTAN

Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end (Act 4, scene 4) Richard shores up his claim to the throne by demolishing his enemies and his own family one by one. Savor his ambitious rise to “catch the English crown,” even as we acknowledge the crippled humanity of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant villains.

when:
  1. Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

3 Henry VI – QUEENS

A Crown, or else a glorious Tomb (Act 1, scene 4) It’s all out war between Lancaster and York, the Red Rose and the White, both vying for the English Crown. As England suffers through civil war, the youngest surviving son of the House of York, Richard Duke of Gloster, begins to plot his own rise to power.

when:
  1. Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  2. Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Richard III – QUEENS

Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end (Act 4, scene 4) Richard shores up his claim to the throne by demolishing his enemies and his own family one by one. Savor his ambitious rise to “catch the English crown,” even as we acknowledge the crippled humanity of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant villains.

when:
  1. Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  2. Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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