May 06, 2021
Henry V
Posted by Kenneth Branagh

Henry V established Kenneth Branagh as one of the most gifted and versatile film artists of our time Branagh wrote the screenplay, starred in, and directed the film to astounding critical and popular acclaim With a marvelous cast, including himself as Henry V, Emma Thompson as Katherine, Derek Jacobi as the Chorus, Ian Holm as Fluellen, Paul Scofield as the King of FrancHenry V established Kenneth Branagh as one of the most gifted and versatile film artists of our time Branagh wrote the screenplay, starred in, and directed the film to astounding critical and popular acclaim With a marvelous cast, including himself as Henry V, Emma Thompson as Katherine, Derek Jacobi as the Chorus, Ian Holm as Fluellen, Paul Scofield as the King of France, Judi Dench as Mistress Quickly, and Robbie Coltrane as Falstaff, Branagh brings the play into contemporary times, adding a darker and harsher sensibility Included here are Branagh s screenplay and introduction, and dramatic stills from the film.

  • Title: Henry V
  • Author: Kenneth Branagh
  • ISBN: 9780393316773
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Henry V Henry V established Kenneth Branagh as one of the most gifted and versatile film artists of our time Branagh wrote the screenplay starred in and directed the film to astounding critical and popular

    LG

    Like many who watched Branagh s Henry V in 1989, I became totally entranced, even though I hadn t read Shakespeare s play I finally did for a FutureLearn course last year and enjoyed talking about it online with my fellow Bard nerds So I ll crib some of my comments from the course for this review This royal portrait is definitely a patriotic one, especially as edited by Branagh in this edition, but I think there s to the play than that It s a thoughtful exploration of power and responsibility C [...]


    Toby

    Must read multiple times to understand The tennis balls Oh for a muse of fire return



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