Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Henry V
Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.
Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ — and beyond.
Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.
About the Globe Theatre
Based at London’s unique riverside home of Shakespeare & dating back to 1599, the new Globe re-opened in 1997, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker & is now a unique international resource dedicated to exploring Shakespeare’s work in the most authentic environment possible.
"Jamie Parker makes a fantastic Henry V."—The Independent
"Bold and enthralling."—The Times