Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lear and Henry broadcast in Ann Arbor this spring

by Linda Theil
Simon Russell Beale as Lear in NT Live production. Photo UMS

Ann Arbor's University Musical Society has announced that they will present re-broadcasts of National Theatre of Great Britain's high-definition, live broadcast of King Lear and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor this spring.

The National Theatre's  production of King Lear directed by Sam Mendes and with Simon Russell Beale as Lear will be shown at 7 p.m. May 21, 2014. The Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of Henry IV, Part I and Part II directed by Gregory Doran and broadcast originally live from Stratford-on-Avon will be shown at 7 p.m. June 15; Henry IV, Part II will be shown at 7 p.m. July 13, 2014.

These plays will be broadcast live and re-broadcast in venues throughout the USA and world-wide. Check the NT Live and the RSC onscreen webpages for information.

Resources:
http://ums.org/
http://ums.org/performance/national-theatre-live-king-lear/
http://ums.org/performance/royal-shakespeare-company-live-in-hd-henry-iv-part-1/
http://ums.org/performance/royal-shakespeare-company-live-in-hd-henry-iv-part-2/
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/