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  Henry V at A Noise Within

Henry V

A Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena

Head once more into the breach, dear friends, with A Noise Within's rousing production of Shakespeare's epic battle story Henry V. There's sword-fighting aplenty as when the charismatic Warrior King, formerly the riotous and rebellious Prince Hal, rallies his "band of brothers" to recover territories from the French. He also woos the beautiful Princess Katherine of France, winning both her heart and the Battle of Agincourt, against considerable odds.

Thru - Apr 6, 2018

Price: $40-$76.80

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 626-356-3100

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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...Rodriguez-Elliott and Elliott are intrepid vandals in the high church of Shakespeare. They may have spray-painted out a few passages, but they have kept the meaning intact in a richly articulate production that never flags in energy or style."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Broadway World - Somewhat Recommended

"...So, does it work? It depends on whether you're won over by this particular king. Reinventing Shakespeare's plays to make their messages relevant for today or finding smart and imaginative ways to tell the stories are what it's all about. I'm not a stickler when it comes to tradition but this version of the tale, striking as it is, left me (dare I say it) cold."
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Ellen Dostal

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Those who insist on three-plus hours of Shakespeare may well get their knickers in a twist over the sixty-some minutes chopped from Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott’s excitement-packed Henry V now on show at Pasadena’s A Noise Within. Not this reviewer, who welcomes not just its refreshingly brief two-hours-and-change running time but its multitude of action movie-ready thrills."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Shakespeare’s history play is remarkable in that its view of war may be interpreted in any number of ways depending on direction and the social and political context of the era in which it is produced. At times both theatrical and film versions have been labeled propagandistic. But the play could just as easily frame blood spilt over an injured ego. In the program notes, co-directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliot and Geoff Elliot state: “While the play is not explicitly for or against war, it does provide an in-depth look at the politics of war and our thirst for conflict.” Neither for nor against war, this production allows the audience to decide where they themselves stand."
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Vanessa Cate

Colorado Boulevard - Somewhat Recommended

"...The decision to score some scenes as a film would be (including the famous St. Crispin's Day speech) pulls in the other direction, toward a more manipulated experience. That falls more in line with a manipulative monarch, which fits, even if a little distracting. But little can explain the choice to pull the audience out of the agreed-upon hyper-reality by featuring a pop-style solo that halts all action, from a seemingly walk-on singer, complete with spotlight and microphone, just as everyone else onstage is leaping into battle."
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Melanie Hooks

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