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HENRY IV, PART I at Antaeus Theatre Company

Photo by Karianne Flaathen

Photo by Karianne Flaathen

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Shakespeare could wield a neat dialectic as deftly as Bertolt Brecht, though he didn’t talk about it as much. In almost every play, the Bard shaped his plots to depict forces eternally at odds. Here, he ranges Prince Hal (Ramon de Ocampo) and Hotspur (Joe Holt), believers in the chivalric code, and single combat upon the Field of Honor, against the scoundrel Falstaff (Gregory Itzin) who debunks their high-minded words….. Read more…

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