Henry V

Author: James Loehlin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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This study examines the profound changes that 20th-century performance has wrought on Shakespeare's complex drama of war and politics. What was accepted at the turn of the century as a patriotic celebration of a national hero has emerged in the modern theater as a dark and troubling analysis of the causes and costs of war. This book details the theatrical innovations and political insights that have turned one of Shakespeare's most tradition-bound plays into one of his most popular and provocative.
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Henry V

Author: Christopher Allmand

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300212933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Thanks in part to Shakespeare, Henry V is one of England's best-known monarchs. The image of the king leading his army against the French, and the great victory at Agincourt, are part of English historical tradition. Yet, though indeed a soldier of exceptional skill, Henry V's reputation needs to be seen against a broader background of achievement. This sweepingly majestic book is based on the full range of primary sources and sets the reign in its full European context. Christopher Allmand shows that Henry V not only united the country in war but also provided domestic security, solid government, and a much needed sense of national pride. The book includes an updated foreword which takes stock of more recent publications in the field. "A far more rounded picture of Henry as a ruler than any previous study."--G.L. Harris, The Times
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King Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595117

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.
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Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114226X

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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The Signet Classics edition of Shakespeare's popular history play. Featuring the rise of King Henry V, this play chronicles England's underdog victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, John Russell Brown • Selections from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the source from which Shakespeare derived Henry V • Dramatic criticism from William Hazlitt, W. B. Yeats, E.M.W. Tillyard, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more...
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Henry V

New Interpretations

Author: Gwilym Dodd

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153468

Category: History

Page: 305

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Fresh examinations of the activities of Henry V, looking at how his reputation was achieved.
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Henry V

The Scourge of God

Author: Desmond Seward

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 251

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A new and startling look at Henry V, the heroic English warrior-king of Shakespeare's drama, reveals him to be an intolerant bigot who avidly persecuted and burned Protestants, a Machiavellian politician, and a ruler bent on securing his questionable clai
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Henry V

Author: John Matusiak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415620260

Category: History

Page: 281

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Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare's play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced view of Henry, who is traditionally seen as a great hero but has been more recently depicted as an obsessive egotist or, worse, a ruthless warlord. The book locates Henry's style of kingship in the context of the time, and looks at often neglected other figures who influenced and helped him, such as his father and his uncles, Henry and Thomas Beaufort. John Matusiak shows that the situation confronting Henry at the outset of his reign was far more favourable than is often supposed but that he was nonetheless a man of prodigious gifts whose extraordinary achievements in battle left the deepest possible impression upon his contemporaries.
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Henry V

Author: Keith Dockray

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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The wild and headstrong prince of Shakespeare’s Henry IV blossoms in Henry V into a veritable hero-king: an epic embodiment of military valour, concerned for the welfare of his subjects, and above all, an archetypal man of action. Such a portrayal reflected not only Shakespeare’s Tudor sources but contemporary estimates of King Henry V. To his earliest biographer, a royal chaplain and well-informed insider, he was a model Christian prince, clearly carrying out God’s wishes both at home and abroad; the chronicler Thomas Walsingham, writing in 1422, judged him a pious, prudent, and warlike ruler; and, to the humanist Tito Livio in 1437, he was an energetic, just, and shrewd military commander who, at Agincourt, fought “like an unvanquished lion.” Modern historians have perpetuated the flattery of chroniclers, but should they? Was the real Henry V a national hero, a jingoistic bigot, or neither?
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