Episode Info

Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.


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Critic Reviews for Henry V

Thea Sharrock's "Henry V" is a terrific Shakespearean production, not just because of the stellar acting and dazzling visuals, but because Sharrock finds a way to make sense of and unify all the scenes in the play.

Jun 29, 2017 | Full Review…