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  • Henry V (1994) - Photo gallery - 1

    Act 4 Prologue

    Chorus The morning's danger, and their gesture sad
    Investing lank-lean cheeks and war-worn coats
    Presenteth them unto the gazing moon
    So many horrid ghosts. O! now, who will behold.

    The Chorus (Tony Britton) introduces the scene in the moonlit camp, the night before battle.

    Photo: Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Henry V (1994) - Photo gallery - 2

    Act 4 Scene 1

    Henry V O hard condition,
    Twin-born with greatness, subject to the breath
    Of every fool, whose sense no more can feel
    But his own wringing! What infinite heart's-ease
    Must kings neglect, that private men enjoy!

    Henry (Iain Glen) borrows Erpingham's cloak to disguise himself and wanders through the camp pretending to be an ordinary soldier. After talking to Pistol, Fluellen and other soldiers, he is left alone, musing on the isolation he feels in his position of great power.

    Photo: Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Henry V (1994) - Photo gallery - 3

    Act 4 Scene 3

    Earl of Westmoreland O that we now had here
    But one ten thousand of those men in England / hat do no work to-day!

    Henry V What's he that wishes so? / My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
    If we are mark'd to die, we are enow / To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    ...
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother


    Before going into battle with the French, the English soliders fear defeat because there are so few of them. In this famous 'St Crispin's Day' speech, Henry (Iain Glen) inspires them, saying that their small number means they will each have a greater share of the glory.

    Photo: Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Henry V (1994) - Photo gallery - 4

    Act 4 Scene 3

    Henry V Now, soldiers, march away: / And how thou pleasest, God, dispose the day!

    Henry and the English soldiers fight the French at Agincourt.

    Photo: Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Henry V (1994) - Photo gallery - 5

    Act 5 Scene 2

    Henry V O fair Katharine, if you will love me soundly with your French heart,
    I will be glad to hear you confess it brokenly with your English tongue. Do you like me, Kate?
    Katharine Pardonnez-moi, I cannot tell vat is 'like me.'

    With the language barrier creating some comic comments, Henry (Iain Glen) clumsily woos Princess Katherine of France (Monica Dolan) after winning the battle of Agincourt.
    Their union will ensure that Henry and his heirs will inherit France as well as England.

    Photo: Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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