Thu, Feb 23|
Henry IV (Part 1)
An all-new production from Sport for Jove – Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 – played in the extraordinary site-specific environment of an empty 150-year-old church in Sydney’s Surry Hills. An unmissable experience. Redemption? Disgrace? Honour? Legitimacy? Love? Glory? What sort of world do the y
Time & Location
Feb 23, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
1880 Hall, 235-241 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
About the event
An all-new production from Sport for Jove – Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 – played in the extraordinary site-specific environment of an empty 150-year-old church in Sydney’s Surry Hills. An unmissable experience.
Redemption? Disgrace? Honour? Legitimacy? Love? Glory? What sort of world do the young inherit from the old, and what should we fight for? What makes a truly great leader? Henry IV is a play made for our time. Shakespeare looks back at history to imagine his nation’s future and turns an immense and kaleidoscopic national lens on that most simple and human of relationships – the family.
The play is moving, funny and thrillingly chaotic, swaying on a tightrope of irrational thought and behaviour trying to maintain its sanity and balance, tumbling from conniving politics to saturnalian madness as people at every level of English society grasp for power, notoriety, fame and loyalty from those around them.
It is Shakespeare having an absolute ball with what this thing called theatre can be and is one of the world’s greatest studies in courage, crime, the nature of rebellion and the challenge of living up to our responsibilities Sport for Jove’s brand new production of Henry IV is another example of the exceptional clarity and accessibility which our the company has become renowned.
A must-have experience for young people studying the play.
The production is followed by a detailed 30 minute lecture on the play by director Damien Ryan and Q&A with the students to deepen their relationship to the work.
SYLLABUS LINKS Advanced Module B: Critical Study of Literature;
Senior English – Year 11 & 10. Drama – Years 10-12 – introduction to and sophisticated analysis of Shakespeare’s plays and theatrical practices. History – Interpretation and Propaganda
RUNNING TIME 100 minute show + brief interval then 30 minute lecture