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In HENRY V, a once rowdy young prince becomes a man and a king, testing his mettle on the muddy battlefields of Northern France. Two weeks into rehearsal, award-winning playwright and director Robert O’Hara will join The Public’s Director of Special Artistic Projects Stephanie Ybarra, and members of the acclaimed Mobile Unit’s HENRY V cast for a look at the challenges and rewards of bringing "this star of England” to life on the Mobile stage.
Featuring Leland Fowler, Carolyn Kettig, Ariel Shafir, Zenzi Williams, and Kim Wong from the upcoming Mobile Unit: HENRY V production and scholar Jenny C. Mann
Click here to read a synopsis of HENRY V.
The History Behind the Drama
The dramatic climax of HENRY V revolves around the battle of Agincourt, in which a meager band of English longbowmen decimated a much larger – but less disciplined – French army. In this article by Robert McCrum, learn about the real history of the battle in comparison to Shakespeare’s imagined contest.
Henry V: Model King or War Criminal?
Step into Emma Smith’s lecture hall at Oxford with this podcast, in which she explores one of HENRY V's central questions – is Henry the model of a Christian king, or guilty of war crimes? – by looking closely at one of the play’s most distinctive features, its Chorus.
Women Taking the Crown
Harriet Walter knows a thing or two about playing men in Shakespeare – she’s recently performed as Brutus, Prospero, and even Harry’s father, King Henry IV. In this powerful essay, she writes about how it feels to wield the power of Shakespeare’s male characters “for whom the whole wide world is their sphere.”
The Voices of War
In HENRY V, Shakespeare brings to life not only a king but also his foot soldiers – the indelible John Bates, Alexander Court, and Michael Williams. Today, organizations like StoryCorps work to make the voices of soldiers heard, as in this moving animated short from their Military Voices Initiative.
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Public Shakespeare Talks: HENRY V IN PROGRESSMonday, March 19 at 7pm
Moderated by Stephanie Ybarra
Featuring Leland Fowler, Carolyn Kettig, Ariel Shafir, Zenzi Williams, and Kim Wong With Robert O’Hara & Jenny C. Mann
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