Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Style" Reviews "Henry IV, Part 1"

David Timberline's "official" review is published at long last. Not that I'm complaining about this ludicrous streak we're on of well-reviewed shows, but it seems like it's been well over a year since Style published their review earlier than week three of our four-week run.

Dave T sez (to start):

Richmond Shakespeare’s potboiler “Henry IV, Part 1” transcends history.
by David Timberline

The scholars call Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1” a “history play,” but that classification seems way too stodgy for this mix of bawdy humor, political infighting, hand-to-hand combat and messy family dynamics.

From the moment Richmond Shakespeare’s production of this juicy classic begins, it positively crackles with energy, wit and bravado.

Go pick up Style Weekly and read the rest. It's free, for crying out loud.

P.S. I wonder how many of Dave's reader's know what "potboiler" means. It's one of those words that sounds like an insult but isn't.

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