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Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar

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Critical Essay by Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar

SOURCE: Wright, Louis B., and Virginia A. LaMar, eds. “Mirror of Kingship.” In The Life of King Henry the Fifth, by William Shakespeare, pp. vii-xliii. New York: Washington Square Press, 1960.

In the following excerpt, Wright and LaMar provide an overview of Henry V, including its historical background, sources, stage history, and text.

When Shakespeare presented King Henry V to London audiences in the spring or summer of 1599 in a pageant-like play, he showed them a hero-king long established in the heroic tradition and one already popular on the stage. A shrewd appraiser of public taste, as always, Shakespeare took advantage of the swelling patriotism of the moment. When Henry V opened in London, England once more faced the prospect of war. The Irish had rebelled under Tyrone and had administered a stinging defeat to...

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