Henry V

Henry V (2007) Geoffrey Streatfeild as Henry. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

Shakespeare wrote Henry V in the first half of 1599.
Explore the links on the left to find out more about the play, and some of our previous productions.

Dating the play
Rebecca Brown explains how we know when Shakespeare wrote Henry V.

Shakespeare's sources
Rebecca Brown presents the historical chronicles and works of fiction which influenced Shakespeare as he was writing Henry V.

Stage history
From its first performances around 1599 up to modern film productions, Rebecca Brown examines Henry V in performance.

Production 2007
View video extracts and photos from Michael Boyd's production which featured Geoffrey Streatfeild as Henry V.

Production 1994
View photos from this production directed by Matthew Warchus which featured Iain Glen as Henry V.

Production 1984
View photos from Adrian Noble's production which featured Kenneth Branagh as Henry V.

Productions 1897- 2007
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown describes a selection of our productions.

Resources for teachers
Extra resources for teaching on Henry V: activities, synopses, themes and links to more from RSC Education.

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