The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's patriotic history play "Henry V".
Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare's masterful plot tells the story of Henry's campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
The play follows on from Shakespeare's three other history plays "Richard II" and "Henry IV (Parts I & II)", in which Henry's father struggled to usurp the throne from his cousin. In those plays the young Prince Harry is a wild and undisciplined child, but now he's grown into a mature leader of men who embarks on a successful conquest of France.
The Globe Theatre is a perfect reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse that originally stood in Shakespeare’s day, and features wooden seats in balconies, and a stage that is open to the weather.
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If you like this, here are some more Henry V shows in London…
Henry V at Noël Coward Theatre – 23rd November 2013 to 15th February 2014 Hollywood actor Jude Law will be starring in the Noel Coward Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s patriotic history play “Henry V”. Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare’s masterful plot tells the story of Henry’s campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
And here are some other events at Globe Theatre…
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of William Shakespeare’s Elizabethean playhouse. An expert guide will lead you through the exciting life of the theatre, and sit you down in the seats whilst they explain how a play was performed in the 16th-century, and how they try and recreate the same feeling today.
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