A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry's victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men Once more unto the breach, dear friends, or wooing Katharine of France, Henry is magnificently adapted to the role he must play in England's greatness. Henry V represents the culmination of Shakespeare's art as a writer of historical drama.
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Comprehensive explanatory notes
Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography.
About the Author
Paul Gross, OC, is a Canadian actor, producer, director and writer known for his lead role in TV series "Due South" and "Slings and Arrows", as well as the 2008 film "Passchendaele". In 2000, he played the lead role in "Hamlet" at the Stratford Festival.
Daniel Fischlin is University Research Chair and Full Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
David Bevington is Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University, USA.