As the culmination of their three years together, Sydney Theatre Company�s renowned resident ensemble, the STC Actors Company, presents The War Of The Roses, an audacious epic of language and history.
Joining the STC Actors Company is STC Co-Artistic Director Cate Blanchett, on stage in Australia for the first time in almost five years, as well as Robert Menzies, making a welcome return to the Company.
Over eight hours, The War Of The Roses spans eight of Shakespeare�s history plays, from the elegance and melancholy of Richard II through to the barbarity and catastrophe of Richard III, via some of Shakespeare�s most startling and inspired creations. The bittersweet underworld of Falstaff�s nights, the boy-failure who becomes a war hero in Henry V, the nightmare world of a child-king in Henry VI, the incisive language of Queen Margaret, all refracted by a creative team acclaimed for their vivid re-imaginings.
Condensed into four distinct acts and performed in two parts, this landmark production examines what it means to rule, to enact war, to take power and to lose power. It is the story of the failure of a civilisation and its replacement with a new world order.
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