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