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The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of “Henry IV” is on stage now through June 8th, and it stars award-winning actor Stacy Keach!
Stacy Keach, who won a Golden Globe for best actor, joined Let’s Talk Live to discuss his role in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of “Henry IV.”
STACY KEACH, renowned stage and screen actor and author of the memoir All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, on his career in Hollywood and Broadway, his role as St. John in the Truth and Life Audio Bible, how his faith has helped him in times of adversity and his recent work as Falstaff in Shakespeare’s Henry IV at the Shakespeare Theatre here in Washington, DC.
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
“One of the primary draws of Henry IV is the humor of John Falstaff, and Stacy Keach inhabits this character perfectly, at turns mincing and stumbling about the stage. His comedic performances are a breath of fresh air after the powerful rage of Hotspur and the brooding presence of King Henry. And his rapport with Hal lends a legitimacy to their friendship that could easily have been otherwise.” –Morgan Halvorsen, MD Theatre Guide, Washington DC
“Keach is magnetic as he draws out all the contradictory sides of Falstaff: charming and exasperating, a self-deceiver who tells lies both for fun and for self-preservation, a drunkard and voluptuary who truly cares for Prince Hal but also sees their friendship as a step back to respectability. His scenes with Amendt—whom the audience sees developing a conscience in the course of the action—strike sparks of intensity.” –Susan Berlin, TalkingBroadway.com, Washington DC