Shakesplaining

Explaining Shakespeare one podcast at a time

A podcast about Shakespeare performances in Boston.

Episode 16 - Delaware Shakespeare's Henry V

Earlier this summer I visited my parents in Delaware and caught an outdoor performance of Henry V. This show had a female lead and was performed in the round. Also, we went on the day of the competitive picnicking event in which different groups competed to have have the best Shakespeare or Henry V themed picnic. Here are some links and images of the performance

News Journal article about the gender-blind casting.

What is a picnicking contest? From the Del Shakes website.

 Henry V delivers her St. Crispin's Day speech in the round

Henry V delivers her St. Crispin's Day speech in the round