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This is probably my favourite Shakespeare play As always the language and poetry is amazing I love reading Shakespeare as I often find my head swaying in time to the rhythm of the verse I sometime speak it out loud too and hope I don t wake up my sleeping father lol This is one of the longest Shakespeare plays I have read however he is presenting an important period in the history of Britain A key point in the War of the RosesHenry V with his reat Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood granddad Edward III are my favourite British monarchs for their patriotism warrior like rule and the need to expand thisreat nation of ours This mainly depicts the build up to the battle of and the aftermath of Agincourt 1415 I have read some of his plays where he despises his main characters such as Richard III in the play of the same name and Achilles in Trolius and Cressida I think Henry V Shakespeare truly respected for his Imagine That! great legacy and it shows in the writing I don t think he has written such an honourable character It is mainly about the royals of England and there counterparts in France but also follows different soldier ranks to to see the battle from numerous perspectives It also contains a few comedy moments such as Henry dressing up as a soldier to see what the army really think of him Some of the monologues are amazing and motivational regarding the war which really heightens the legendary status that Shakespeare is presenting I might now watch the BBC version of this featuring Tom Hiddlestone as the titular character to see how it compares to how I envisaged it in my mind of course I want to see this at the Royal Shakespeare society in Stratford as soon as possibleOnce unto the breach my friend once James x wwwyouandiwordpresscom Do I hear the drums of war Hal has drawn all the attention away from divided England with a time honored ploy of kings of any unsure stripe Let s kick the shit out of FranceEven though Henry V is a bright light and his fortunes burn ever brighter it s hard too through this story without feeling a lot of heavy sorrow for how he burned up his friends in his rise and how he shed no tears as he learned of all his youthful adventurer s deaths save one and he was only a boy in a skirmish after the war had been wonTruly this play is the rock star legend played in blood honor and Elena's Conquest glory He burns so bright that he snuffs himself out in practically no time Who knows what kind of king he would have been had he lived to know his son shiver What kinds of tragedies might have been avoided such as losing France sending England into a 30 year civil strife and so muchrief and poverty besidesAnd yet this is the story of the reatest King of England the one that captures all our hearts and minds and me I m not even English and I don t particularly care a whiff for royalty at all Henry IV part 1Yet herein will I imitate the sunWho doth permit the base contagious cloudsTo smother up his beauty from the worldThat when he please again to be himselfBeing wanted he may be wondered atBy breaking through the foul and ugly mistOf vapors that did seem to strangle himThe sun shook off the base clouds indeed to clothed the world in his naked splendor seeing Falstaff dead by hanging and nearly all his chums in the round Is his early death his fate for having dishonored the dishonorable sigh A young dynamic king in his late twenties very ambitious wants and needs to become ruler of two significant nations the King Henry V Of England v of England a dubious claim has come to conueror France in the name of peace he destroys His father Henry IV an usurper murdered his own first cousin to King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies gain the throne a traitor for sure however winners write the history books an are accepted as heroes it will always be this Nevertheless dies from a horrible disease soon after justice maybe But a conspiracy develops to assassinate the English sovereign before even leaving Southampton on his uest The determined son must overcome not aood looking man or as noble as he is portrayed here in fact no charmer still a Rescuing Gus great military leader the royal women aren t uite let us be frank pun intended attracted to doesn t write poetry or dance wellreuires respect some other way but has a passion forreatness and by slaughter This can be achieved only many will perish as the past and unforeseen days to come relentlessly shows a few men s dark dreams demolish the numerous other ones The huge foreign army from across the nearby stormy channel marches on victorious and unstoppable relentlessly bloodily yet a little uncomfortable what are they doing here One man s desirethe seemingly endless hundred years war continues forever Charles v1 the mad a very capable monarch of France when not insane doesn t appear a lot in Shakespeare s play Henry V not in best of shape in 1415 A Class of 92: Out of Our League great famous though brutal battle to determine the future of these two mighty nations is fast approaching Agincourt Henry s familyives him loyal support brothers and uncles cousins take a major role he trusts themwith his life The French are fatally overconfident chiefly the Dauphin historically inaccurate and future ruler of his country he believes not technically in command of French forces the Constable of France is still very influential with a numerous powerful army on their own land the people hate the invaders how can they lose And all because William the Conueror of Normandy a foreigner from ironically France in 1066 stole the English crown from the rightful native king Soldiers not law make everything possible Or the beautiful daughter of King Charles Catherine could marry Henry and settle the conflict And Joan of Arc The the beautiful daughter of King Charles Catherine could marry Henry and settle the conflict And Joan of Arc The of Orleans won t arrive on the scene for almost 15 yearsThe Bard of Avon William Shakespeare s the magnificent the peerlessbetter plays written over 400 years ago imagine What is moral the perennial uestion asked and probably the answer Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famous “war play”; it includes the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt Some of it lorifies war especially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into battle But we also hear bishops conniving for war to postpone a bill that would tax the church and soldiers expecting to reap profits from the conflict Ev.How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead great jingoistic pageant and besides it is the most melancholyironic self aware and laugh filled jingoistic pageant ever staged In Act V Henry tells Katherine that together they will produce a son and that this warlike paragon of chivalry will march to the Holy Land and take the Turk by the beard Yet we should know and Shakespeare s audience certainly knew that this boy wouldrow up to be Henry VI the sickly prayerful unstable man who lost England s hold on France forever and precipitated the Wars of the Roses This play celebrates the wheel of time and the apotheosis of the olden warrior king whom that wheel s many revolutions in the course if the preceding ten acts of Henry IV has produced And yet it never ceases to be conscious of the fact that success is always fleeting and that not even majesty itself no matter how magnificent it may be can last forever If ever I had to have a crush on an actual English King it might have been Henry V It probably would have been in vain since he doesn t seem to have had much affection for anyone but who cares The scandalous youth vanished some time before Henry IV died and when Henry V was crowned king he showed the worldHal has become a stern but fair ruler who apparently didn t smile or only slightly and not very often and was a cunning politician who made sure England s treasury was refilled But this play is not about the whole history of Henry V Instead we begin when his fleet sets out to France You see His Majesty a term introduced by Richard II by the way wanted to Grab The Turks By Their the Turks by their but conuering lands in France was a pressing matter and probably cheaper too although the re opening of the Hundred Years War was costly enough Right at the beginning the play deals with an assassination attempt that actually took place Some of you might know the phrase Once unto the breach dear friends it s from this play There are uite a few battles Henry has to fight but none as remarkable as Agincourt that immortalized Henry V The English were vastly outnumbered but Henry proved to be a fantastic fighter himself but also a brilliant strategist The play also shows how the king the night before the battle at Agincourt Walks Amongst His Soldiers walks amongst his soldiers ensure their motivation according to historical records Henry V really did care about his people the soldiers as much as the noblemen and even the poor The battle is won and what does a happy victor do afterwards Right wooing a irl In this case Catherine de Valois The play funnily illustrates the difficulty of courtship even for a victorious king by playing the neither spoke the other s language card Not very realistic but it was ood funSince Charles VI the
then French king is uite weak it doesn t take long until Henry V isFrench king is uite weak it doesn t take long until Henry V is his heir The play almost ends here were it not for a sort of epilogue foreshadowing what will happen after Henry V s death the loss of French territory and bad reign of his infant sonMore of that in my reviews about Henry VI 3 parts in total howeverThis is definitely my favourite of Shakespeare s histories so far Probably because Henry V is such a reat character The real life king must have been a sight to behold An impeccable knight with wonderful manners very intelligent stern but just swoonsThis play brings out the best im him naturally and only focuses on what went right in Henry s campaign in France which was uite a lot the number of territories he conuered is staggering Too bad the end sort of diminished that but only almost As for the play itself all is well that ends well Henry V is indeed the rand finale of Shakespeare s second historical tetralogy right after Henry IV Part 2 So here exit Falstaff whose death is recounted by Mistress uickly in the first act and we are now in the presence of a conuering and warlike Harry who is like chalk and cheese when compared with his former self the dissolute Prince Hal A few of Falstaff and Hal s companions remain however on the battl Henry V Wars of the Roses 4 William ShakespeareHenry V is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written near 1599 It tells the story of King Henry V of England focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt 1415 during the Hundred Years War 1993 1371 202 1384 9643415333 1393 9789643415334 1387 1422 16 1599 1415 1944 1989. Laced on pages facing the text of the play Scene by scene plot summaries A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books An annotated uide to further readi. .
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Ever entirely satisfies everyone rememberpeople wear different shades of clothes Henry V is often uite disturbing at times but in my opinion it s one of Shakespeare s best and most original plays We few we happy few we band of brothers For he to day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother William Shakespeare Henry V Act 4 Scene 3It is hard to find fault with Henry V It isn t Shakespeare s BEST but his best are almost mythicly high and unassailable But Henry V is pretty damn Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi good and it owns one of thereatsest and most memorable monologues ever Hal s St Crispin s Day speech It also has French imbeded into it than any other Shakespeare play than I can think of So while I applaud the Tennis diplomacy scene I m not a huge fan of the Katherine learning English from Alice Meh Not every serve oes over the net Will But still taken as a whole it is a reat play The Battle of Agincourt is high drama and seems to match the drum of the audiences heart with the drum beat of war Everytime I read Act 4 I feel moved inspired transfixed Shakespeare might not have caught Livy as the world s Alien Alpha greatest composer of fictionalized historical speeches but he was definitely aifted second to Livy Some of my favorite lines for coward dogsMost spend their mouths when what they seem to threaten runs far before them Act 2 Scene 3 In peace there s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews summon up the blood Disguise fair nature with hard favour d rage Act 3 Scene 1 I am afeard there are few die well that die in battle for how can they charitably dispose of anything when blood is their argument Act 4 Scene 1 There is some soul of oodness in things evilWould men observingly distill it out Act 4 Scene 1 Let life be short else shame will be too long Act 4 Scene 5 Nice customs curtsy to reat kings Act 5 Scene 2 On my initial read this was likely my least favorite of the long cycle of plays from Edward III to Richard III But with time my opinion has improved It starts and ends with a chorus and is primarily about Henry V s short violent reign his defeat of the French at Agincourt and his death I realize the Harry was a mighty warrior but his tendency to kill every man woman and child after a battle wore on me The best moment for me was when he is disguised and circulating among his troops He has become far introspective than the brash party animal he was with Falstaff by his side in Henry IV Part 1 All in all it must be said that this is a very patriotic play Framed by Chorus it plays out like a Greek tragedy for the French and ends with a mariage The opening and closing were very memorable as was the off stage death of FalstaffOf the various Shakespearean kings Henry V is probably the most idealized as a warrior Before the battle in Act 3 scene i we et the famous pep talkOnce unto the breach dear friends once Or close the wall up with our English deadIn peace there s nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humilityBut when the blast of war s nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humilityBut when the blast of war in our earsThen imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews summon up the bloodDisguise fair nature with hard favour d rage Then lend the eye a terrible aspect Let pry through the portage of the headLike the brass
CANNON LET THE BROW O ERWHELM ITAS FEARFULLY ASlet the brow o erwhelm itAs fearfully as a alled rockO erhang and jutty his confounded baseSwill d with the wild and wasteful oceanNow set the teeth and stretch the nostril wideHold hard the breath and bend up every spiritTo his full height On on you noblest EnglishWhose blood is fet from fathers of war proofFathers that like so many AlexandersHave in these parts from morn till even foughtAnd sheathed their swords for lack of argumentDishonour not your mothers now attestThat those whom you call d fathers did beget youBe copy now to men of rosser bloodAnd teach them how to war And you ood yeomanWhose limbs were made in England show us hereThe mettle of your pasture let us swearThat you are worth your breeding which I doubt not For there is none of you so mean and baseThat hath not noble lustre in your eyesI see you stand like reyhounds in the slipsStraining upon the start The ame s afootFollow your spirit and upon this chargeCry the slipsStraining upon the start The Beautiful Ghosts game s afootFollow your spirit and upon this chargeCry for Harry England and Saint George He disguises himself to walk among the soldiers andauge the moral before the battle Here is is reflecting on his thoughts of being a king and yet still a manI think the King is but a man as I am The violet smells to him as it doth to me His ceremonies laid by in his nakedness he appears but a manHenry V Act 4 scene iHe Alexandra, Gone gives anotherood and incredibly famous pep talk before the battle as well We few we happy few we band of brothers For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother be he ne er so vile This day shall A Year in 120 Recipes gentle his condition Andentlemen in England now abed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin s dayHenry V Act 4 scene iiiOne thing that was particularly curious about this play was the off color humor and the jabs at the French accent The most famous part is Act 3 scene iv where Alice a servant is teaching English to Princess Katharine and they use some rude expressionsKATHARINEAinsi dis je d elbow de nick et de sin Comment appelez vous le pied et la robeALICEDe foot madame et de counKATHARINEDe foot et de coun O Seigneur Dieu ils sont les mots de son mauvais corruptible F. Scott Fitzgerald gros et impudiue et non pour les dames d honneur d user Je ne voudrais prononcer ces mots devant les seigneurs de France pour tout le monde Foh le foot et le coun N anmoins je r citerai une autre fois ma le on ensemble d hand de fingres de nails d arm d elbow de nick de sin de foot de counNote that in French slang foot is pron. En in the speeches of Henry and his nobles there are many chilling references to the human cost of warThe authoritative edition of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students andeneral readers includes Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently