Shakespeare"s King Henry V
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Published by J.M. Dent in London .
Written in English


  • Drama,
  • History

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Edition Notes

LC copy from the library of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Other titlesKing Henry V
Statementwith preface, glossary, &c. by Israel Gollancz
SeriesThe Temple Shakespeare
ContributionsGollancz, Israel, Sir, 1864-1930, ed, Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPR2812.A2 G65 1895
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 173 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25261659M
LC Control Number2012657377

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Henry V, chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare, first performed in and published in in a corrupt quarto edition; the text in the First Folio of , printed seemingly from an authorial manuscript, is substantially longer and more reliable.   Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, based on the life of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy: it is preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 /5(). King John; Troilus and Cressida; Measure for Measure; Love's Labour's Lost; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Richard II; The Comedy of Errors; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Biograhpy of Shakespeare ; PFD Books of Shakespeare. Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Othello; King Lear; Henry V; The Merchant of Venice; The Tempest; A Midsummer. 9 rows    Shakespeare, William, Title: Henry V Note: There is an improved Cited by:

KING HENRY V Come, go we in procession to the village. And be it death proclaimed through our host To boast of this or take the praise from God Which is his only. FLUELLEN Is it not lawful, an please your majesty, to tell how many is killed? KING HENRY V Yes, captain; but with this acknowledgement, That God fought for us. FLUELLEN. Henry V. Not yet, my cousin: we would be resolved, Before we hear him, of some things of weight That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. [Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, and the BISHOP of ELY] Archbishop of Canterbury. God and his angels guard your sacred throne And make you long become it! Henry V. Sure, we thank you. Henry V (Prologue), Chorus When Henry V ascends the throne with the combination of Richard's divine authority and his own father's political sophistication, we see the perfect monarch ruling over England, and the amalgamation of two divergent political philosophies.   William Shakespeare's "Henry V" is the historical English drama of its title character. King Henry V ascends to the throne of England following the death of his father at the beginning of the play. The King soon makes a claim to parts of France based on some distant ancestral by:

While Henry V is not Shakespeare's best play, all of the three preceding history plays — Richard II and Henry IV, Parts I and II — lead up to Henry V and its depiction of Henry as the idealized Christian s the earlier plays had shown Henry as the "madcap Prince Hal," a chap who was constantly in the company of lower-class types and who was constantly in some trouble of one sort. Be Book-Smarter. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. Visit to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders. Shakespeare’s Henry V contains some of his most famous and stirring orations, including the King’s St. Crispin’s day and “Once more unto the breach, dear friends” speeches. With the Shakescleare modern English translation of the play, you can understand these important lines and others, including the famous prologue, which begins: “O! Written around , Henry V is the final play in William Shakespeare' second tetralogy, a group of history plays that includes Richard II, Henry Part 1, and Henry IV Part 2. In the earlier works, Shakespeare portrays Henry's days as a wild and reckless teenager. In Henry V, "Wild Prince Hal" has long since grown up into a capable king who is determined to invade France and lay claim to the.