First broadcast on BBC and PBS in 2012, this movie version of Shakespeare’s tragicomic meditation on fathers and sons, nations and rulers, is an exemplary translation from stage to screen. The initial cycle of filmed history plays that make up the series The Hollow Crown, the first part of Henry IV focuses on the civil unrest under the title monarch (Jeremy Irons) and the comical misadventures of his hard-partying, irreverent son, Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). Rounding out the principal roles is Sir John Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale), Hal’s rotund, loquacious, aged, and hugely entertaining companion. Both teacher and student, father-figure and subject, Falstaff forges an intense but doomed love with the coolly calculating Hal. Richard Eyre’s masterfully staged and shot production (maintaining the late-medieval period) navigates the vocabulary of theater and cinema with nimble ease.


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The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 

Directed by Richard Eyre (2012)
120 mins 

Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm Walter Reade Theater

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Add to Calendar 07/25/2020 12:30 pm 07/25/2020 12:30 pm America/New_York The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1  Mostly Mozart Festival - This outstanding Shakespeare adaptation features commanding performances by Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, and Simon Russell Beale in an epic of fathers and sons, with a country in crisis. Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Mostly Mozart Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Starring Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, and Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff 

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