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Henry V

by William Shakespeare Author · A. R. Humphreys Editor

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'At one and the same time the greatest of all works of English patriotism and a searing critique of warfare' Jonathan Bate

Young King Henry wages war on France. Tainted by his family's past crimes and with enemies among his own men, he must face the difficult responsibilities of kingship, unite his country and rouse his 'band of brothers' to battle at Agincourt. An heroic coming-of-age story and a work of stirring patriotic oratory, Henry V also has darker undercurrents that ultimately question the price of military victory.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by A. R. Humphreys
with an Introduction by Ann Kaegi

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2010

Format

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 908.7 KB

William Shakespeare (Author)

William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, ...

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Creators

Author :
William Shakespeare
Author of introduction, etc. :
Ann Kaegi
Other :
Ann Kaegi
Editor :
A. R. Humphreys
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