Henry V
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Henry V
William Shakespeare
Drama
Aug 10, 2018
If the opening drama of the Henriad locates its emotional center in the quiet monologues of Richard II, the closing play finds its motive force in the stirring rhetoric Henry V declaims to rally his troops as they prepare to battle the French at Agincourt. Throughout, the patriotic pulse of Henry V is quickened by a military drumbeat. Inspiring his far-outnumbered troops to an astonishing victory, the once unworthy son of Henry IV—now a heroic amalgam of bravery, brutality, piety, and ruthlessness—unites his kingdom in nationalistic fervor. Historically, Henry V’s achievements may be open to question; dramatically, his exploits are entirely satisfying, and conclude Shakespeare’s Henriad with a rousing flourish.
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Mar 26, 2019
much more inspiring than the actual historic event
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I read and listened to the Arkangel dramatizied recording. I thought it very inspiring
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