Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Henry V

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Prince Hal is now King Henry V. There are many questions.
Can the man change from his wild youth to lead the country?
What will the King learn when he, in disguise, talks to the soldiers before the major battle of Agincourt against the French?
What will he say to them in the morning when they prepare to fight vastly outnumbered?

Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Britannia.com - Henry V
Background information
Shakespeare timeline - 1599: The Great Globe
The reign of Henry V
See paintings of Henry V

Sources
Raphael Holinshead's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Film Versions
Henry V (1989) with Kenneth Branagh
Henry V (1944) with Laurence Olivier

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Last updated: 07/5/2003