A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henryâ€™s victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men â€œOnce more unto the breach, dear friends,â€ or wooing Katharine of France, Henry is magnificently adapted to the role he must play in Englandâ€™s greatness. Henry V represents the culmination of Shakespeareâ€™s art as a writer of historical drama. Each Edition Includes: â€¢ Comprehensive explanatory notes â€¢ Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship â€¢ Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English â€¢ Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories â€¢ An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
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