THEATRE

Devon Life - - The Diary -

HENRY V

A di­vided na­tion. Trou­ble on the con­ti­nent. An am­bi­tious young prince. Emerg­ing from his wild youth with a sense of pur­pose and ad­ven­ture, Henry V wages war on France with dev­as­tat­ing ef­fi­ciency. But at what cost? How can he be a good leader and a good man? What com­pro­mises must be made in the name of vic­tory?

Shake­speare’s play is still fright­en­ingly rel­e­vant to to­day’s au­di­ences as a thrilling ex­am­i­na­tion of the na­ture of power. It ex­plores the bur­den of lead­er­ship and ex­plodes the myth of hero­ism. It de­picts the pow­er­ful and the pow­er­less fight­ing side by side.

With char­ac­ters drawn from across the United King­dom, the play is a demo­cratic por­trayal of the ruler and the ruled. Henry V com­pels us to ex­am­ine our

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