Summer Shakespeare to present “Henry V” Aug. 9 to 28

Author: Julie Hail Flory


Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will presentHenry Vfrom Aug. 9 to 28 in the Universitys newMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts.

After five seasons at Notre Dames Washington Hall, this year’s production will be the first full-length Shakespearean performance in theDeBartoloCenters Decio Theater, which will be the new home for Summer Shakespeare. The sixth annual Summer Shakespeare production also will feature for the fourth consecutive yearShakeScenes,an event for young local actors.

A complete schedule of performances, as well as ticket and pricing information, are available on the Web at or by calling theDeBartoloCenterbox office at574-631-2800.

Shakespeares classic saga of kinghood and war,Henry Vfollows the conquests of a charismatic young king as he rallies his troops and country into political conflicts, famous battles and stunning victories.

Chicago-based director William Brown directs the production, which features some of the nations finest professional Shakespearean actors. Matt Schwader, who portrayed Romeo in last summers production ofRomeo and Juliet,will play the title role.

Performances ofHenry Vculminate a summer collegiate theater and production experience that provides students with intensive professional training in Shakespearean theater. Through an innovative Notre Dame course titledShakespeare-in-Performance,students learn from a teaching team composed of Shakespeare scholars and theater professionals to examine literary and theatrical perspectives on each play being produced.

Students work on the production alongside theater professionals as assistants to directors, designers and technicians, and on stage in supporting roles.

ShakeScenesparticipants will employ the techniques of a ShakespeareanGreen Showto perform scenes from a variety of Shakespeares plays at2 p.m.August 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday). The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held on the Fieldhouse Mall, located between theLaFortuneStudentCenterand the Clarke Memorial Fountain on campus.

* Contact: * _Paul Rathburn, producer/artistic director, Summer Shakespeare,574-631-5069, _

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