Thoughts on Henry V

Posted: August 16, 2010 in Braak

Posted at the SOE blog:

I saw the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater’s production of Henry V, recently and it was…interesting. The direction was great, the performances were all generally really strong. The set was richly detailed. The concept was where I got hung up; the idea was that the whole play was recast as a history teacher teaching English history to his students, and so it became a kind of “play within a play,” with the Chorus taking the part of the teacher, and the major plot of Henry V acted out by prep school kids.

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