Henry v


Henry V


ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

In this production, eight modern 'actors' present a period style Henry V, performing Shakespeare's gripping battle scenes on a circular wooden platform

Director JIM HELSINGER
Set Designer BOB PHILLIPS
Lighting Designer ERIC HAUGEN
Costume Designer LISA ZINNI

REVIEW: The Shakespeare standard: 

The staging was simple and the cast, small (eight actors with anywhere from two to eight parts per actor), which sets off nicely the infamous “O for a Muse of fire” prologue. The tone of this production was playful, with a blurring of past and present lines

 

The actors elegantly transitioned among their roles, utilizing red costuming for the British and blue for the French. The most interesting doubling was that of Henry and the Dauphin, with the actor switching from a strong, determined Henry to a foppish and selfish Dauphin. 

 


henry v               King Lear               macbeth               antony and cleopatra               titus andronicus