In the aftermath of Shakespeare im Park’s staged (and wandering) adaptation of Henry IV in Berlin’s Görlitzer Park in 2011, we began work re-adapting our adaptation as a classic Mercury Theater-style radio play. We teamed up again with Tony Award-winning composer Stew, who worked with us on new music for the Park production, and in February 2012, we went into the studio in Berlin. In this new version, aficionados Orson Welles and Harold Bloom find themselves as guests in a radio studio co-hosting a rather unconventional production of the Shakespeare classic. Before long, the broadcast unravels into chaos: a sonic ensemble of sexually-voracious Welsh Women, inept revolutionary magicians scheming a techno-coup, politicized tea-party cross-fires, a charmingly-feminine Prince Hal, and the star of our show, the “spokesman for Merry England,” Sir John Falstaff, frolicking freely through the airwaves ever in search of those mighty minions of the moon.
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Photos of King Bethel (2013)
[Courtesy of Lisa Merk &
Mark von Wardenburg]