King Henry V | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Michael Sommers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of King Henry V.
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Critical Review by Michael Sommers

SOURCE: Sommers, Michael. “Oh! Henry! Liev Schreiber Leads Valiant Charge in Iraqi Twist on Shakespeare's Hero.” Star-Ledger (16 July 2003): 39.

In the following review of Mark Wing-Davey's 2003 Delacorte Theater staging of Henry V in New York's Central Park, Sommers lauds Liev Schreiber's portrayal of Henry V as a “ceaseless pleasure to observe” but finds the production overall to be overly elaborate.

Director Mark Wing-Davey's outdoor staging of Henry V suggests a classic car in perfect running condition that's been marred by a hideous paint job.

Fortunately, that splendid actor Liev Schreiber is firmly at the wheel as Henry. Thanks to his true and exciting performance, the over-elaborate production, which opened last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, sticks to the course that Shakespeare...

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