The Morning Call, Thursday, June 9, 2005
In her story for the Go Guide, Diana Morse calls the Pennsylvania
Shakespeare Festival a buffet of timeless drama and comedy. She states
that Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director for Shakespeare,
believes it takes good actors to make great Shakespeare and has retained
top-flight performers for this season's production of "Henry IV, Part I"
and "The Merchant of Venice." According to Morse, respect for
Shakespeare's work is the driving force behind Mulcahy's careful selection
of actors. This year's company includes Drama Desk, Tony, Emmy and
Barrymore nominees and winners. Among the featured performers are Ken
Jennings, Michael Tylo and John Ahlin. Mulcahy feels that "Henry IV"
contains important messages for contemporary audiences and is very
relevant today. " 'Henry IV, Part I' was the 'Star Wars' of its time,"
said Mulcahy. He calls it an exploration of man's navigation of chaos and
Press Release: The Bard: Livin' large | Posted on: 6/9/2005
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