Originally recorded live at the Blackfriars Playhouse on February 7, 2020

Wondering who Prince Hal in Henry IV is? What happened before the play? How did we get here?

Dr. Ralph presents Dr. Mary Hill Cole, professor of history at Mary Baldwin University and director of the Virginia Program at Oxford. Spice up your knowledge of Shakespeare’s history cycle with Mary as she presents English regnal history through Henry V as a primer for theatre goers.

Join renowned Shakespeare scholar and ASC Co-Founder and Director of Mission Ralph Alan Cohen for this entertaining and enlightening series of lectures and conversations, recorded live from the Blackfriars Playhouse!

Dr. Ralph provides his unique and cunning insight into early modern theatre and beyond with charm and good humor. Often features guest hosts and speakers such as Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny, Director of Education Sarah Enloe, scholars, actors, playwrights, and many more!