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When I was at grammar school they tried to teach me Greek, Latin, Calculus, and how to shoot a bow.  I suppose there was something in the charter that said all young men of quality should be able to draw a bow.  302 more words


Review: Henry V

Luke Rollason’s production of Henry V is the most entertaining theatrical experience that money can currently buy in Oxford. Quite different to the usual garden play that serenely takes place by the Worcester College lake every summer, this winter production transports its audience from the English courts to the muddy battle fields of Agincourt and back again, travelling through the college and its gardens. 586 more words


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Review of Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.

Article - The heroic propaganda value of Shakespeare's "Henry V"

by Stephen Nulty , 1996

I wrote this essay while studying towards a University of Sheffield BA (Hons) in Combined Studies (Cultural Studies) at Wirral Metropolitan College. 2,623 more words

'And one man in his time plays many parts': Shakespearean Parts with my Ideal Cast

Rehearsals for Hamlet are underway!

The Barbican has just released their exclusive photos from the rehearsal rooms, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds and other members of the cast. 1,008 more words


Conquest: The English Kingdom of France

The Hundred Year’s War is not really an accurate name for the medieval war between England and France. The war actually lasted one hundred sixteen years, from 1337-1453, and was not a continuous war but a series of conflicts, with off and on fighting depending on the belligerence of kings and the course of the plague. 458 more words


DruidShakespeare: Exit Richard, Enter Henry

Rory gives us his take on DruidShakespeare: The History Plays after two wonderful nights in the theater.

As part of the Lincoln Center Festival, Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company has trimmed Shakespeare’s… 282 more words

Retirement In New York

King Henry V @ The Union Theatre

Henry V is a difficult play in many ways. Even by Shakespearean standards the text is dense, the moments of comedic relief are few and far between and the characters aren‘t exactly the most charming of the Old Bard‘s canon. 319 more words