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Shakespeare’s Globe extends Henry IV

Published August 6, 2010

Shakespeare’s Globe will stage an extra eight performances of Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2 due to popular demand, as well as filming the plays along with others in the venue’s Kings and Rogues season.

Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2 opened on 14 July and was due to close on 3 October but will now play until 9 October, with five extra performances of Part 1 scheduled and three of Part 2.

The productions star Roger Allam in a critically acclaimed performance as Falstaff, alongside a cast including Jamie Parker, William Gaunt and Oliver Cotton. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, the productions mark the first time that the two part tale of a country in turmoil and a prince growing into a king have been staged together at the Globe.

The plays will be filmed in high definition to join the Globe’s archive of recordings which are recorded as part of the venue’s commitment to capturing its work on film, as well as offering the chance to extend its work into cinemas, on DVD and online in the future.

Along with Henry IV two other plays from the season, The Merry Wives Of Windsor and Henry VIII, will also be filmed for the archives.

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