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Seen on Broadway:

Henry IV

, at the Vivian Beaumont, offers the kind of Shakespeare production that we rarely get--thoroughly traditional, vigorously staged, well-spoken, and epic in scale. In Jack O'Brien's muscular staging, the action moves swiftly from palace to bawdy house, from farce to high drama; in scene after scene, crowds emerge from the depths of the Beaumont's wings, carousing drunkenly through London or rushing onto the fields of battle. Adapter Dakin

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