Henry V Throughout History: The King Is But A Man

Henry V Throughout History: The King Is But A Man

In our on-going analysis of William Shakespeare’s Henry V history play, we come again to the 1979 TV production starring David Gwillim. There’s a fascinating spot-the-difference game to be played between different versions of Henry V. In the act of script editing, the...
Henry V Throughout History: The Poring Dark – On TV

Henry V Throughout History: The Poring Dark – On TV

As part of our on-going mission to chart the cultural significance of William Shakespeare’s Henry V, we begin looking at the 1979 TV version directed by David Giles. This week, we’ll focus on the opening scenes, and how they set the stage for a more realistic and...
Henry V Throughout History: O Noble Judi Dench!

Henry V Throughout History: O Noble Judi Dench!

This week we’re going to look at some of the earliest footage you can still watch of William Shakespeare’s Henry V being performed. This is part of our ongoing quest to chart the history play’s cultural significance in the years since The Bard penned it, tying into...
Henry V Throughout History: The Brightest Heaven Of TV

Henry V Throughout History: The Brightest Heaven Of TV

As we continue to explore the significance of William Shakespeare’s Henry V history play, we come to the famous play’s first foray onto the small screen. Shakespeare’s Henry V has featured on British television no less than six times over a span of six decades. The...