Premium Content A Harry Situation: Shakespeare's Henry V and the Historical Drama
By K. P. McDonell - July 22, 2002
It is not necessary to have authored seven historical dramas, as Shakespeare had when he set to work on Henry V, to conclude that history is frequently not very dramatic. Chronicles of the past have the subjectivity and subtly of national anthems - they are about appropriating the truth, not approaching it. Noble causes and giant killing abound in…
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