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Pre-Show and Post-Show Discussions: Henry the Fourth

  • The Swan 1213 Parkway Drive Santa Fe, NM 87507 (map)
Henry the Fourth • International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe • Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival

International Shakespeare Center

Pre-show Discussion of Henry the Fourth, Part One

Henry the Fourth, Part One, is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. As a sequel to the play Richard 2, the noblemen who helped Bolingbroke become Henry 4 are now disgruntled and feeling unappreciated, so they plot to put Mortimer on the throne (Richard had appointed Mortimer as his heir). Prince Hal (the future Henry 5) roisters in the taverns, while his father compares him to another Henry, Henry Percy, known as Hotspur. Parallel views of the noblemen going to war and the lower class going to war offer amazing commentary on war and equality, honor and dishonor, cowardice and valor, as well as father figures.

We offer this two-hour pre-show discussion. To round out your package, you can also buy a ticket to the performance, plus a ticket to the optional post-show discussion (another $10) on Monday morning. Synopsis and discussion will be led by Robin Williams and the director, Ariana Karp. The post-discussion will include several actors as well.

So there are three events in this package; you can buy tickets for one, two, or three of the events, as you wish.


Pre-performance Henry the Fourth Part One Discussion: $10 at the door
Thursday • August 29 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Performance of Henry the Fourth Part One tickets range from $15 to $25
Friday • August 30 • 7:30 p.m. —OR—
Sunday • September 1 • 2 p.m.

Post-performance Henry the Fourth Part One Discussion: $10 at the door
Monday • September 2 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon

All take place at The Swan Theater
1213B Parkway Drive • Santa Fe • 87507

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Earlier Event: September 1
Henry the Fourth, Part One
Later Event: September 5
Henry the Fourth, Part One