To celebrate the upcoming PBS Broadcast of the BBC series The Hollow Crown (to begin airing on Nashville Public Television September 20th at 8 pm), we are hosting our second Shakespeare Upright! Join us September 14th at noon at the Nashville Main Library as we present a staged reading of Henry V.
What is Shakespeare Upright!? This is a new series of staged readings of selected plays with actors cast in specific roles. The series is intended to enrich the Shakespeare Allowed! experience through further exploration of the play for that month (for more detailed information). All readings will be presented without rehearsal at noon in the 3rd floor reading room where we do Shakespeare Allowed!
The cast list for Henry V will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is some pertinent information about The Hollow Crown:
Originally aired on the BBC, The Hollow Crown is four-part miniseries that assembles four of Shakespeare’s history plays — Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I & II, and Henry V — into a single chronological narrative.
Directed by Rupert Goold (Richard II), Richard Eyre (Henry IV) and Thea Sharrock (Henry V), The Hollow Crown features some of the most preeminent Shakespearean actors of our time, including Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, and Tom Hiddleston as the kings, supported by a phenomenal cast including Rory Kinnear, Patrick Steward, David Morrissey in Richard II, Simon Russell Beale, Michelle Dockery, Julie Walters, and Maxine Peake in Henry IV, and John Hurt, Anton Lessar, and Paterson Joseph in Henry V.
The series will run on Nashville Public Television on Fridays at 8 pm September 20-October 11, 2013. The full schedule is as follows:
September 20, 8 p.m. Richard II
September 27, 8 p.m. Henry IV, Part I
October 4, 8 p.m. Henry IV, Part II
October 11, 8 p.m. Henry V
For more information about The Hollow Crown, visit their website.