19:45, Fri 1st November 2019 - Mon 4th November 2019 at Crucible Theatre
19:45, Fri 8th November 2019 - Mon 11th November 2019 at Crucible Theatre
20:00, Fri 15th November 2019 - Mon 18th November 2019 at Crucible Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3 to Week 6
Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.
The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "Prince Harry" and by Falstaff as "Hal". In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on a successful conquest of France.