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Staged Reading of Henry IV
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0348  Wednesday, 11 June 2008

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Date:       Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 23:43:07 +0200
Subject:    Austin Shakespeare invites you to a staged reading of Henry IV

Austin Shakespeare invites you to a staged reading of what has been called 
Shakespeare's best History Play...

Henry IV part I
directed by Matt Davies

Ballet Austin's Austin Ventures Studio Theatre
501 W. 3rd St. (off San Antonio St.)

Friday-Saturday, June 20-21, 8 pm

AusTix tickets  :    $12/10 Texasperforms.com, 474-8497

Starring:David Jarrott, Steve Shearer, Marc Pouhe', Lowell Bartholomee, Doug 
Taylor, Greg Holt, Aaron Alexander, Beth Burns, Molly McKee, Jill Swanson, David 
Boss, Erin Brobruk, Jenny Graven and Justin Scalise.

For two evenings, audiences and actors will join in an imaginative rendition of 
this play filled with nobles, rebels and comic characters.  Former radio 
personality, David Jarrott, brings the jolly, braggart fat man to life as the 
legendary Fallstaff. Beth Burns, acclaimed for her delightful romp in Much Ado 
about Nothing, returns as Mistress Quickly. Justin Scalise, new-comer to Austin 
by way of New Orleans, plays  Prince Hal, transforming from party boy to hero 
over the course of the adventure. Award winning Austin actor, Steve Shearer, 
will play the title King Henry IV, and Marc Pouhe', recent winner of the Austin 
Crtics' Table award as Best Actor, portrays the volatile Hospur.

The reading is directed by Matt Davies, most recently seen as Benedick in Austin 
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Davies is a PHD literature student at 
the University of Texas, who has decades of experience as an actor on the London 
stage.

 From the Director:"Henry IV yokes together martial, Machiavellian, and madcap 
worlds, as opposing lords of majesty and misrule contend for control of a play 
that is both a critique and a celebration of a divided Britain."

Austin Shakespeare (formerly Austin Shakespeare Festival), an Austin-based 
professional theatre emphasizing plays by William Shakespeare, welcomes 
newcomers to Shakespeare as well as enthusiasts to this professional staged reading.

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