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Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, one of the most important Shakespeare directors working today, returns to the Globe to take on the Bard’s thrilling history play. The year is 1415, and the young and reckless Prince Hal has left his wild partying days behind and matured into sober and thoughtful kingship. He defies the insults of the French royals and rallies a ragtag group of English soldiers to sail across the English Channel on a long-shot invasion of the mighty kingdom of France. Full of action and the electrifying language that marks Shakespeare at his height, Henry V is an unflinching look at warfare and power, and a rousing portrait of courage against all odds.
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor
Una Davis and Jack McGrory
Artist Sponsors for Daniel Sullivan (director)
Artist Sponsors for actor playing Henry V
Sue and Edward "Duff" Sanderson
William Shakespeare (Playwright), 1564–1616, was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. During his career he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. His body of plays consists of the tragedies Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, and Troilus and Cressida; the comedies All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Two Noble Kinsmen; the romances Cymbeline, Pericles, The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale; and the histories Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II, and III, Henry VIII, King John, Richard II, and Richard III. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Daniel Sullivan (Director) has directed The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of Coriolanus, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Among his Broadway credits are The Nap; John Lithgow: Stories by Heart; Saint Joan; Sylvia; The Country House; The Snow Geese; Orphans; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Columnist; Good People; Time Stands Still; Accent on Youth; The Homecoming; Prelude to a Kiss; Rabbit Hole; After the Night and the Music; Julius Caesar; Brooklyn Boy; Sight Unseen; I’m Not Rappaport; Morning’s at Seven; Proof;the 2000 production of A Moon for the Misbegotten; Ah, Wilderness!; The Sisters Rosensweig; Conversations with My Father;and The Heidi Chronicles. He also directed Henry IV at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. Among Mr. Sullivan’s Off Broadway credits are If I Forget, The Night Watcher, Intimate Apparel, Far East, Spinning into Butter, Stuff Happens, Dinner with Friends,and The Substance of Fire.From 1981 to 1997, he served as Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is a Swanlund Professor in the College of Fine & Applied Arts at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.