Edward the Fourth
(Probably) written by Thomas Heywood. Adapted for MSC by Sarah Z. Johnson.
Directed by Francisco C. Torres
Madison Shakespeare Company presents a staged reading of Edward the Fourth.
The scholar behind the Clear Shakespeare podcast recently referred to Edward IV as the Bill Clinton of British monarchs. The play chronicling his life opens in the King's bedchamber. Edward's mother has decided to take up residence there, preventing Edward from properly welcoming his new queen home. And so the epic adventure begins. Edward IV traded reigns with Henry VI and was directly responsible for putting Richard III in line for the throne. Important stuff!
Edward is infrequently studied and even less-frequently performed. It is in many ways what the "B-movie" or "direct-to-video" film of today was to Elizabethan theater. A "popcorn play," if you will.
Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St Madison WI 53704
Performances: August 17, 2017
Thursday August 17, 2017 7:00 PM