THOU PROUD DREAM

AN ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY V

Conceived adapted and directed by: Damon Krometis 

Written by: Jenni Lamb

Northwestern University, S.I.T.E. Festival

at American Legion Post 42, Evanston, IL

June  2014

Costume Design: Carolyn Sullivan

Scenic Design: Shawn Ketchum Johnson

Lighting Design: Maya Michele Fein

Photography: Justin Barbin and Shawn Ketchum Johnson

 

Henry: St. Crispin's Day Speech

Henry: St. Crispin's Day Speech

Leroy speaks to audience

Leroy speaks to audience

Marines raid building

Marines raid building

Marines raid

Marines raid

John commenting on Henry V story

John commenting on Henry V story

Leroy trying to calm flashback

Leroy trying to calm flashback

Leroy trying to calm Turkish girl

Leroy trying to calm Turkish girl

Campfire dual challenge

Campfire dual challenge

Leroy being a hero

Leroy being a hero

English vs. French

English vs. French

Leroy pushes away memories

Leroy pushes away memories

Henry at the breach

Henry at the breach

French Ambassador

French Ambassador

Memory of service in Iraq

Memory of service in Iraq

Reliving Iraq trauma

Reliving Iraq trauma

Leroy narrating Henry V

Leroy narrating Henry V

St. Crispin's  Speech

St. Crispin's Speech

Audience travel to "Agincourt"

Audience travel to "Agincourt"

Coronation of Henry V

Coronation of Henry V

Henry and Iraq plots coincide

Henry and Iraq plots coincide

Leroy confronted by his wife

Leroy confronted by his wife

Re-imaging Kathrine's English lesson

Re-imaging Kathrine's English lesson

with a Turkish woman killed in Iraq

Memory of Iraq

Memory of Iraq

Campfire before battle

Campfire before battle

Leroy, back from two tours in Iraq and hoping for some inspiration for his highly anticipated homecoming speech, turns to his favorite war story, Henry V.  In doing so he conjures the magnetic King Henry and follows him on his epic journey towards victory and glory.  But the belligerent specters that patrol Leroy’s mind want him to tell a different war story – his own. Thou Proud Dream uses the landscape of north Evanston’s community golf course to paint the scene of a classic tale cast in the contemporary light of our modern, warring world.

© 2019 Maya Michele Fein.

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