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By William Shakespeare
Translation by Douglas Langworthy
New versions of Shakespeare’s history plays from director and translator Douglas Langworthy.
In his three Henry VI plays, Shakespeare tackles the infamous Wars of the Roses and the fall of the House of Lancaster. In this translation of Henry VI, Part 1, Douglas Langworthy explores the initial unrest as a young Henry VI becomes king. Langworthy’s translation takes a deep dive into the language of Shakespeare. With a fine-tooth comb, he updates passages that are archaic and difficult to the modern ear and matches them with the syntax and lyricism of the rest of the play, essentially translating archaic Shakespeare to match contemporary Shakespeare.
May 31, 2019
Play On! Festival NYC
Rehearsal and Staged Reading of all three parts of Henry VI. Part I was presented on May 31, 2019 and directed by Leah C. Gardiner. Part II was presented in the afternoon on June 1, 2019 and directed by Michael Barakiva. Part III was presented in the evening on June 1, 2019 and directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III. Each part was presented with a full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival