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"The Henriad"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0246  Wednesday, 20 May 2009

From:       Matteo Pangallo <
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Date:       Tuesday, 19 May 2009 13:39:31 -0400
Subject:    "The Henriad"

The Renaissance Center Theater Company and WMUA proudly present The 
Henriad, William Shakespeare's epic four-part history cycle, broadcast 
on radio and the web for the first time.

The series will air on four successive Saturdays, from May 23 to June 
13. Each broadcast will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST. There are three 
ways to listen:

1. If you live in western or central Massachusetts, tune in to WMUA 91.1 
FM during the scheduled broadcasts.
2. If you live outside the broadcast range, stream the simulcast online 
at http://www.wmua.org/listen.php
3. Purchase a CD or download of The Henriad. Ordering information is 
available at the production website. Proceeds will support the 
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies in its project to build the 
first reproduction Tudor-style great hall in the United States.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

May 23: Richard II -- The arrogant King Richard banishes his cousin, 
Henry Bolingbroke, from England. But when Richard's extravagant ways 
anger his nobles, Bolingbroke returns from exile and seizes the crown to 
become King Henry IV.

May 30: Henry IV, Part One -- Several years later, Henry is betrayed by 
the friends who brought him to power. To crush the growing rebellion, 
the king must turn to his son Hal, who wastes his days in a London 
tavern with that villainous, abominable, misleader of youth, Sir Jack 
Falstaff.

June 6: Henry IV, Part Two -- In the aftermath of war, the country is 
again beset by civil strife as the surviving members of the rebellious 
faction attempt to reunite their powers. While the armies regroup, the 
king falls ill and fears chaos for his realm.

June 13: Henry V -- King Henry IV is dead and Hal is now King Henry V. 
To unite his divided people, he declares war on their legendary foes, 
the French. In the series' thrilling conclusion, Henry rallies his 
outnumbered army to victory at the legendary Battle of Agincourt and to 
claim for himself the throne of France.

Upon your imaginary forces work, as this monumental saga is brought to 
life on the air and online by a company of actors from across western 
Massachusetts, including Walter Carroll, Hannah Duff, Gershon Eigner, 
Arthur F. Kinney, Greg Kleciak, Sean Landers, Peter Ludwig, Ann Maggs, 
Dan McNamara, Matteo Pangallo, Lucy Y. Robinson, Matthew Roehrig, Chris 
Rohmann, and Bob Williams. The Henriad was adapted for radio and 
directed by Matteo Pangallo, with sound engineering and design by Tom 
Shread, sound engineering by Kathleen O'Keefe, and was produced by 
Lucinda Kidder.

Funded by the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, the UMass 
Arts Council, and the Office of the Provost of the University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst.

For more information, or to order a copy of the show on CD or by 
download, visit: TheHenriad.org


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