Production 1994

Henry V (1994) The English soldiers go into battle. Photo: Malcolm Davies Collecttion © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

This production of Henry V was directed by Matthew Warchus (who directed the RSC's Matilda, A Musical in 2010).

Iain Glen's Henry was an active military leader, energetically joining his soldiers in battle, as well as a spiritual man, holding a crucifix as he prayed. The Chorus wore a red poppy, the British symbol of remembrance, and poppies appeared again on the stage when Henry met the French ambassador. Some scenes were staged against frozen tableaux of previous iconic moments in the play.

For more information online about this production, see page 75-6 in Shakespeare in production, edited by Emma Smith and available at Google Books:
Shakespeare in production - Henry V

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Photo shows a battle scene in the RSC 1994 production of Henry V.
Photo: Malcolm Davies Collecttion © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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