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Art Imitates Life in a Washington in Transition


There has never been a more opportune time for Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III to arrive in Washington, D.C., a city in the midst of its own transition of power.

King Charles III – playing at the Shakespeare Theatre Company from February 7 through March 12 – ponders what might have happened if Queen Elizabeth II had died and Prince Charles had ascended the throne (and been immediately faced with a bill to restrict freedom of the press).

This “future history” is a tale of truly Shakespearean proportions – centered on public figures the audience knows well and written in Shakespearean verse.

W. Michael House, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Board of Trustees, Shakespeare Theatre Company

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