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Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:30 - 16:30

Saturday Lunch with Shakespeare HENRY VI (Sixth) Part One

Shakespeare's early Henry VI (Sixth) trilogy established the young playwright's popularity. Part One, which covers the turbulent years of English history leading up to the Wars of the Roses, sees the loss of English possessions in France – thanks to Joan of Arc - and the break-down of order in England as political rivals exploit an immature king, Henry VI, who inherited the throne after the untimely death of his iconic father Henry V.

The BBC Series provides a rare opportunity to see the plays performed in full, as opposed to heavily edited for stage, TV and movies. The three plays were produced by Jonathan Miller and directed by Jane Howell, whose sets won much attention for their resemblance to children's adventure playgrounds, meant to emphasize the childishness of some of the squabbles of the English aristocracy. Brexit has nothing on this.

The part of King Henry VI is played by Peter Benson; Brenda Blethyn plays Joan of Arc.

Introducing this play is Stuart Varnam-Atkin, one of our regular contributors. A long-term Japan resident, Oxford-educated Stuart has carved out a unique career in Japanese media-related activities, including writing, translation, narrating, acting and TV work.

Tickets including lunch are 3,000 Yen per person. A cash bar is available. Cancellations after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, will be charged in full. Please make reservations through the Front Desk (03-3211-3161).

Lunch is served promptly from 12:00. Coffee and dessert will be served in the intermission. The program will end at about 4.30 p.m.


Special Projects Committee

「ヘンリー六世 第一部」 (3時間07分)
6月22日(土) 11:30~16:30 講師 スチュアート・ヴァ―ナム・アトキン 日本語字幕監修 小田島雄志

ヘンリー五世が急逝。先王の兄弟たちはヘンリー六世を支えてフランスにおける英国の領土を守ろうと奮闘するが、フランスにはあの救世主ジャンヌ・ダルクが いた・・・。開場11:30、ランチ開始12:00、番組終了予定16:30。お申し込みはフロントまで(電話 03-3211-3161)。


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