Monday, September 10, 2012

H4... The Movie

H4... The Movie

After looking through several different "Alternative Shakespeare" productions, I found this one to be worth noting, given its modern interpretation and new portrayal of a very old story.  The producers of 'H4' tell the story of Henry IV, parts I and II, in the form of a TV show.  Mimicking the form of the TV show '24,' the show is stopped each week with cliff hangers and uses a the idea of 24 hours to shape its episodes. When searching for supplementary articles/websites for this show, the continual idea through out all texts is the new use of race and setting (present day Los Angeles).  A very courageous take, the show is still searching for support, and as of yet remains a more minute interpretation in the great Shakespeare World.


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