Click on the images below to find out more about the setting of Henry V and what we know about where the play is set.
Shakespeare’s History plays are slightly different from his other work in that they include historical and well known figures and events. However, that does not mean the play has to look or feel like it is set in the early 1400s. For example, the play could include modern costumes or an all female cast, as long as the facts above are included.
Why do you think changing the world or setting of the play might be helpful for modern audiences? How might you stage Henry V?