The Morning Call, Tuesday, June 28, 2005
In the theater review by Geoff Gehman on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "Henry IV, Part I," he describes it as "neat and messy, riveting and puzzling." He states that Ian Bedford "delivers a hairy Scottish accent, a head butt and other scene-stealing pro-wrestling habits" and Ian Merrill Peakes' Hotspur is "delightfully trigger-happy, prowling as if he's a jaguar on an all-night coffee jag, neatly undermining his fierceness with antic exasperations." Gehman gives high praise to Scott Parkinson's Prince Hall and John Ahlin's Falstaff. He says Parkinson looks lean and hungry and resembles the cat toying with the canary. He states that Ahlin is a gifted orator and physical comedian, and blessed with rolling Orson Welles thunder. He concludes with kudos to the actors and to director Patrick Mulcahy "for reminding one and all that 'Henry IV' is above all a test of loyalty and honor."
Press Release: Loyal cast does honors to "Henry IV Part 1" | Posted on: 6/28/2005
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