King Henry V | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Alvin Klein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of King Henry V.
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Critical Review by Alvin Klein

SOURCE: Klein, Alvin. “Review of Henry V.New York Times (23 June 2002): 8.

In the following review of Terrence O'Brien's Henry V for the 2002 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Klein praises Nance Williamson's excellent work as the Chorus, but otherwise finds the project “misguided” in its depiction of King Henry.

Everyone knows that Shakespeare is summertime's No. 1 theatrical sport, but it's the comedies and tragedies, 28 in all, that leap to mind. Only the most intransigent devotee will miss the histories, which add up to seven.

For most of us, there is plenty of Shakespeare to go around without having to bone up on royal French and English genealogy, such study invariably involving an immersion in politics, in religion and in the military, for through the ages, nobility thrived...

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