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"Henry IV Part I

First Nighter: 'Henry IV Part I' and 'Henry IV Part II' on Screen With Antony Sher

David Finkle | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

William Shakespeare historians have tried and failed to find a figure during the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V who might have been the inspiration for Sir John Falstaff, whom many of the playwright's advocates consider the preeminent Shakespeare character.

Oh, Henry! The Pearl Theatre Company's Henry IV, Part I

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The Pearl's production of Henry IV, Part I makes a lot of bold choices, a great number of which pay off. The fact that I have a strong reaction to some negative aspects of the show still tells me that this is a powerful production.

First Nighter: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor About to Make Movie Screens Merry

David Finkle | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.