Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry V by William Shakespeare
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The play of England's celebrated warrior-king is at best disjointed and at worse tedious. Although Shakespeare breaks his word by keeping Falstaff out of view, it was probably for the best as the comedic elements of Henry V wouldn't have been any better considering the flatness of that same element in Henry IV Part 2. The drama of the play was alright, but nothing stellar. The play is best known for two speeches by King Henry during his French campaign and they are the highlight of the play. Overall Henry V is an okay read and depending on the adaptation a stellar work on stage or screen.

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