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Falstaff Reviews

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Theatre April 22nd, 2014

The Reviews are in!


Congratulations to Stacy Keach for his performance as Falstaff in both parts of Henry IV at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC.


“Falstaff, like Sherlock Holmes, is one of those characters who are so memorable they almost seem alive. He is at the center of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s magnificent Henry IV Part 1, and his bombastic charm vaults the play into the realm of Shakespeare’s finest. It is a privilege to see Stacy Keach in the role. His authority as an actor informs every aspect of his performance, from the humor to the lies to the brief flashes of anger. His achievement, and it is naturally an exceptional one, is to portray the many sides of Falstaff, the good and the bad, without judgment, matter-of-factly, with the grace of a dancer and the earthy wisdom of a well-beloved sage. Great acting and great writing combine to make this a Falstaff worth seeing again and again.”    -Sophia Howes, Metro Theatre Arts,  DC


Keach is luminous as Falstaff! From his first appearance onstage to his last, Keach understands that he’s to be the comedic relief and he excels in every moment. While overwhelming jolly and fat, Shakespeare has also given Falstaff the responsibility of discharging some of Henry IV, Part 1′s most poignant observations, an area where Keach is at his best! ‘What is honor,’ he asks on the battlefield with a corpse lying near his side. The simplicity and power of the moment isn’t lost. Only great actors can switch from handling Henry IV, Part 1′s comedy and drama with such ease and Keach is one of them!”     -Benjamin Tomchik, Broadwayworld, Washington DC             


Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 Commercial

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Theatre April 21st, 2014


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Theatre April 15th, 2014

Keep up with Stacy Keach and his role as Falstaff in Henry IV with his weekly blog: ASIDES, the online publication for The Shakespeare Theatre Company.


Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2

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Theatre April 10th, 2014

Part 1 with Details

Part 2 with Details

Two of Shakespeare’s most popular works, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 contain some of the playwright’s most enduring and endearing characters.


Directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, Stacy Keach (King Lear, Macbeth) as Falstaff and STC favorite Edward Gero (King Lear, Richard II) as the title role, team up once again to star in this epic story, told in two parts and staged in revolving repertory.


Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 show us great kings and mighty warriors, but they also vividly portray the common man and woman. Functioning as a family drama of unusual intimacy as well as a grand portrait of regional and political differences throughout a country, the plays provide the mesmerizing illusion of a fully realized world.


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TV March 24th, 2014

American Greed New Night New Time


CNBC’s shocking true crime series examines the dark side of the American Dream. All New Episodes of American Greed Wednesdays at 9 PM.