What is honour? A word.
What is in that word, ‘honour’? Air.
Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday.
England is tearing itself apart in civil war. The King’s hair has turned white with news of the rebellion. Meanwhile, his son Prince Hal is torn between his easy-living friends in the taverns of Eastcheap, among them the infamous knight Sir John Falstaff, and his own duty to the King and the country.
FourSevenTwo Productions is delighted to bring a period staging of Shakespeare’s Henry IV: Part One to the Keble O’Reilly in Seventh Week of Trinity Term. With wit and warmth, the lively characters of this rarely performed work examine the nature of honour and identity, but as the rebellion breaks out into open warfare they will be forced to fight for their survival as well as their glory.
σοφὸς σοφὸς σύ, πλὴν ἃ δεῖ σ᾽ εἶναι σοφόν
Oh, you know everything - save what you ought to know.
A new god has arrived in Thebes. Dionysos has come from the east bringing madness in their wake and is intent on taking revenge on the ruling family. King Pentheus rages in his palace as the women, caught up in the ecstatic rites of the god, run mad over the slopes of Kithairon. As Dionysos’ influence spreads through the city, the palace, and the mind of the king himself, his divine wrath will fall on the people who wronged him.
Next October, FourSevenTwo Productions will bring the 2017 Oxford Greek Play to the Oxford Playhouse, with a bold new staging of Euripides’ Bacchae. Performed in the original ancient greek, this production of Bacchae will explore how the character of Dionysos challenges ancient and modern concepts of gender expression.
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