Shakespeare's Henry V

Middletown Township Public Library

55 New Monmouth Road
Middletown, NJ 07748

The Middletown Township Public Library will host the Next Stage Ensemble production of Henry V on Saturday, July 27, 2013, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble fosters the work of early career actors and trains them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Participants work on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play. Acting as "ambassadors" of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey during the summer months, the Next Stage Ensemble brings theatre to communities throughout New Jersey, including libraries, retirement homes, and community centers. Shakespeare's Henry V, written around 1599, tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. Victory looks uncertain, and the young king's heroic character emerges in his decision to wander around the English camp at night, in disguise, so as to comfort his soldiers and determine what they really think of him. He agonizes about the moral burden of being king, noting that a king is only a man. Before the battle, Henry rallies his troops with the famous St Crispin's Day Speech. The play will be performed in the library's Community Room at 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748. Funding for library programs comes from the generous support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Saturday - July 27, 2013

Contact:

Alyssa Rosen

Phone: (732) 671-3700 x320
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