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Henry V (BAM)

From 20 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Intelligent

About the show

BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the final chapter of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster. More…

Reckless youth morphs into kingly ambition as the once wayward Prince Hal takes full command of the crown. Prince Hal suffers wrenching self-scrutiny on the eve of battle, tongue-tied ineptitude in the face of love, and lingering guilt in the wake of fatherly sin. Director Gregory Doran goes once more unto the breach in the final play of Shakespeare’s epic cycle staged to mark the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s decisive victory in the Battle of Agincourt.



April 4th, 2016
"Mr. Hassell’s Hal pivots convincingly from errant playboy to determined warrior, and ultimately, of course, to an inspiring Henry V...After many hours of discord and strife, the final scene of 'Henry V' lands with particular grace...Mr. Hassell and Jennifer Kirby’s tangle-tongued flirtation tugs...
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April 6th, 2016
"Superbly mounted by the Royal Shakespeare Company under the firm, intelligent (and often funny) direction of Gregory Doran...Handsome and slyly charismatic, Hassell crafts the most complex, coherent Prince Hal I’ve ever seen, a privileged bully and sullen subject all at once."
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April 6th, 2016
"The most difficult of the four to stage, with its many battle and encampment scenes. With the same few actors running in diagonals in flashing light, the production seemed to have run out of tricks and troops. The laughs here are also less hearty...It would almost be a downer were it not for the...
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April 4th, 2016
"The productions fully succeed in their goal of plunging us into their world of royal intrigues and epic battles...Alex Hassell has the challenging task of portraying the dissolute Prince Hal's elevation into the commanding figure capable of stirring his troops to battlefield glory. He's more eff...
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