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Henry VI 1:  Act III

Writing about this act has been an almost painful task.

It would have been too too easy to continue with the ‘ 943 more words

Henry V

History of Literature #80 - Power Play! Shakespeare's Henry V

Who rules us and why? What does Shakespeare’s Henry V (c. 1599) tell us about the character of a leader? What does it tell us about the character of the people governed by such a man? 210 more words


Cathedral to play host to Henry V

Lincoln Cathedral is soon to host the award-winning London theatre company Antic Disposition’s retelling of Henry V as a play within a play.

The production company is well-known for using historical sites as the stage for their own interpretations of famous Shakespearean plays and has previously won the Peter Brook / Equity Ensemble Award in 2014. 229 more words




An ingenious setting gives this touring production its edge.

For Antic Disposition – a company which tours its Shakespearean productions in south west France each year ­– Henry V was always going to be sticky, dealing as it does with the trouncing of the French at Agincourt in 1415. 308 more words


Review: Henry V at Southwark Cathedral

I went in to Antic Disposition’s Henry V with high expectations. Not only was it in a unique and stunning venue – Southwark Cathedral, first stop on the company’s latest UK cathedral tour – but I’d heard amazing things following the production’s earlier performances in 2015 and 2016, and was eager to see if it lived up to its glowing reputation. 620 more words


Henry V

One of Shakespeare’s most popular history plays, Antic Disposition first put on Henry V in 2015 as a “multiple anniversary production”: their 10th, and the 600th and 100th of Agincourt and the second year of the First World War. 681 more words

Set up for Failure: Henry VI, the Reverse Conquest & the Wars of the Roses

I almost started this post with “Poor Henry VI,” but that’s debatable, isn’t it? Even today, historians question whether Henry was hapless, pious, unlucky or all three. 3,190 more words

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