Intro to Henry the Fifth

I’ve chosen Shakespeare’s Henry V as my play of the Month for July because it’s easily Shakespeare’s most patriotic play; as July 4rth is the seminal event in American history, the Battle of Agincourt is one of the most famous battles in English history. So this month, we’re examining the so-called “star of England,” and the story that every Englishman teaches his son, and in the process, discuss the nature of war, patriotism, and the stories we tell ourselves that become our history.

Historical and Dramatic info on Shakespeare’s Henry V.

To see my take on a modern American history play, click here to read my review of “Hamilton:”

How “Hamilton” is like a Shakespearean History Play.

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