Three Shakespeare kings enter the fluorescent-lit corridors of the present in Ivo van Hove’s clever merging of the plays Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II & III, and Richard III. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #KingsofWar.
Renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt lays out the astonishing parallels between this bedeviled election cycle and the Bard’s Richard III.
Ivo van Hove Is Having a Moment (American Theatre)
The acclaimed director talks about his year (going on two) of New York theatrical domination, including productions of View from the Bridge, Antigone (at last year’s Next Wave), and Lazarus.
Tragedy, Power, and Catharsis: Ivo van Hove's Theatrical Humanism (BAM blog)
An overview of van Hove’s storied tenure at BAM.
Kings of War (Toneelgroep)
Read about the production on Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s website.
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