The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
Broadway World

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Click here to read more.


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
By BILL NUTT | The Daily Record

Like many people, David Foubert had an image of Henry VIII, the much-married King of England, as an obese tyrant of enormous appetites.

So when Foubert was cast in the title role of Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII,” he was not sure he was the right man for the job.

But on researching the man, Foubert came to a realization: In his younger days, Henry was active and athletic. It was not until after a jousting accident when he was 44 years old that Henry’s weight ballooned until he became the rotund figure of history. Click here to read more.


Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Henry VIII, Oct. 15-Nov. 9
Independent Press

The rarely-produced history play has not appeared on The Shakespeare Theatre stage in more than 30 years. As Artistic Director Bonnie Monte explains, "I have always maintained that if a director would be willing to create a smart and very streamlined version, then the many brilliant aspects of the play could shine more brightly. After a 2012 reading of the play, director Paul Mullins took on the challenge and managed to convince me!" Click here to read more.




A CurtainUp New Jersey Review: Henry VIIII

It has been twenty-nine years since the last production I saw of Henry VIII. It was here at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey (then called New Jersey Shakespeare Festival), under the direction of its founder the late Paul Barry. Current Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte has entrusted this rarity to director Paul Mullins and should be pleased with the result. Click here to read more.


Review: Seldom-seen ‘Henry VIII’ ignites the stage in Madison
By RICHARD CARTER | Examiner.com

Saturday, Oct. 18, saw the stirring premiere of a new production of Shakespeare’s late history play “Henry VIII” staged for the first time in 30 years at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. Director Paul Mullins, in his 22nd year with the company, led a cast of 15 in a streamlined edition of the work that omits many minor characters and lots of dialogue. With debuts in the roles of both queens, this incandescent production places “Henry VIII” squarely on the map where it belongs. Click here to read more.