After four rounds of voting, our fans selected KING HENRY V as their favorite Shakespeare ruler!
Shakespeare wrote about the monarchies of his day, but his stories contain wisdom that transcend time and speak to our democracy now. We selected memorable political figures, rulers, influencers, and those aspiring for power from Shakespeare’s texts and asked you to vote for your favorite.
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Our streaming picks to get your HENRY V fix:
- THE KING
Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape.
- THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE: HENRY V
British actor and director Robert Myles launched The Show Must Go Online March 19, a weekly online reading group—performed by actors via Zoom and live-streamed on Youtube—that works through Shakespeare’s plays in the order they were written. They performed HENRY V in July and you can still watch the performance online. The series in nearing the end, with two shows left to perform.