Performances begin March 24 for the Royal Shakespeare Company's King & Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings, a cycle of four Shakespeare plays about great monarchs. The production, which marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, is directed by Gregory Doran and staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
King & Country will officially open April 5. The BAM staging is being accompanied by lectures, master classes and an exhibition of materials related to the plays from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The company, which was last seen on Broadway with Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2, will perform Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part II; and Henry V in repertory at the Harvey Theater through May 1. The production is the exclusive U.S. engagement for the cycle, which is being performed around the world including in London (at the Barbican), Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The creative team includes set design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, music by Paul Englishby, sound design by Martin Slavin, movement by Michael Ashcroft and fights by Terry King.
For tickets for the King & Country cycle, visit BAM.org.