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
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
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
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