HENRY V

Genre: Classical
By William Shakespeare; Directed by John Basil

 American Globe Theatre, New York City's longest-running classical theatre celebrates its 20th season, with Henry V. Known as the "people's king,” Henry V focuses on a young king who must learn to leave his idle pursuits behind to lead the English army to victory over France. This commentary on war not only follows Henry's efforts to unite the armies of Britain through his inspirational leadership but also observes the difficult and often damaging decisions one must make during war. John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre.

 


About the Company: American Globe Theatre

 Founded in 1989, American Globe Theatre is the longest running classical theatre in midtown Manhattan. Now, in its' 20th year, American Globe (AGT) is dedicated to staging innovative productions of classical plays and to the development of new audiences through educational outreach. American Globe Theatre is committed to reinvigorating performance in contemporary American Theatre through the use of the First Folio technique, which originated with Shakespeare's own compnay of players and to passing down this legacy to a new generation of artists and students.

Principle Objectives:
-To produce works of theatre that inspire, intrigue, and powerfully impact the heart and mind by revealing universal human truths.
-To cultivate a thriving, self-sufficient community of artists.
-To introduce children to the power and possiblity of the spoken word and the use of creative imagination.
-To offer meaningful, high quality entertainment to "culture vulture" audiences in New York City, at prices they can afford.

Open:   03/26/09
Close:   04/25/09

Schedule:
March 26 through April 25, 2009
Thursdays through Saturdays @ 7:30 PM, Sundays @ 3:00 PM
No performance on April 9-12
Theater:   American Globe Theatre
Address:   145 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101
Company: American Globe Theatre         Official Web Site: www.americanglobe.org