“Watching Irondale’s ‘1599’ was a thrilling experience, the acting really superb. The production also underscored the ways in which the four plays, which Shakespeare wrote in an inspired burst, are in conversation with each other.”
– James Shapiro (author of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599, the inspiration for the 1599 Project)

An Epic Landscape – literally1599poster

In the spirit of its alice… Alice… ALICE!, the company takes you on a journey and adventure that moves you through all the nooks and crannies of  Irondale’s  stunning space–4 plays, 4 locations, 1 incredible story.

Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It Hamlet—together they form one spellbinding drama tracing the journey of one mythic hero as he transforms through four plays and four characters moving from youthful idealist  to a madman ending his journey in hopeless chaos. In this momentous month long run, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Irondale presents the epic four-play cycle, offering  audiences to experience, for the first time, the four plays Shakespeare wrote in that amazing year of 1599 as one searing evening of theatre.

World Premiere

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