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.
for a previous production "Gregory Doran’s production falls between two joint-stools. It is one of the most sluggish productions of the play I have seen in years. The oddly disconnected design offers little in the way of atmosphere or location...As Henry, Alex Hassell is vocally weak...Gregory Doran’s flat-footed direction does little to illuminate the play’s themes...A handful of amusing moments do not add up to the right stuff...A pedestrian production stumbles its way to a Pyrrhic victory at Agincourt." Full Review
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