It’s Orson Welles and William Shakespeare back again! After a successful team-up with Othello, this time Welles plays a character with the same skin tone as himself with the beloved and tragic fool of Falstaff. With Chimes at Midnight, Welles took elements from Henry IV Part I and Part II and mixed in parts of Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor to give this side character his own starring role. The guys are joined by the brilliant Tara Olivero from Shakespearemachine to provide more context for what Welles was accomplishing.
Orson Welles’ Five
1) Citizen Kane
2) The Third Man
4) Touch of Evil
5) Chimes at Midnight
–See Tara perform Faustus with Shakespearemachine this January!
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Join us next Wednesday for the wrap-up of Orson Welles and the announcement of the new Five for 2018.
Artwork by Ray Martindale
Theme Song by Adam Lord