Henry IV Part 1 is a fast-paced, fun production that speaks to our politically unstable times – a great way to start the new season.
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced its summer season 2019. The celebration and interrogation of ‘our sceptred isle’ through Shakespeare’s history plays continues with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V, while elsewhere there is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair, and the return of 2018’s As You Like It.
The opening of the new season at the Shakespeare’s Globe pairs up Hamlet with As You Like It. Here’s what critics thought of the venture….
As You Like It is exactly the kind of show that was needed to help kickstart the new season at the recently rebranded Globe; bright & joyful and a real celebration of Shakespeare’s work (without being overly reverential).
Here, in Shakespeare’s, 400 years ago, actors ‘conjured’ and beguiled their audiences. And so here, too, in 2018, theatre and As You Like It has again worked its magic.
This production of Hamlet is a key moment in Michelle Terry’s new role as artistic director of the Globe, after the less than happy departure of Emma Rice. And power to her:
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced casting for Hamlet and As You Like It, the opening shows of Michelle Terry’s first season as artistic director.