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Henry V Reviews

Sanborn County Park (Saratoga, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

23 ratings
4.2 average rating
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9 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 14 2011

The combination of the location, the cast, the story, the weather - best Shakespeare we have ever experienced.

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126 events
17 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 14 2011

FABULOUS! Wonderful, Magical!! Superb cast, story, direction, great costumes, set, acting, lots of action, delightful English lesson in French. A must see!!

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24 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

The show was very entertaining, Great Cast and easy to follow the dialog. The outdoor venue lets the mind go to be part of “Henry V” time period.

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18 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

The history plays aren't my favorite although it's jazzed up a bit by some lovely songs. I still enjoyed it and there were some great performances as well as some that were more labored. I couldn't help laughing when one of the actor's French...continued

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11 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

Excellent production value, strong ensemble cast with standout performances in the roles of Chorus, Mountjoy, Mistress Quickly, and Pistol. Sound was well managed, lighting was excellent for staging and ambience.

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16 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

I should have brushed up on Shakespeare's dialog prior to attending the performance. . . much of the dialog was hard to hear/understand due to the rapid delivery. The open-air venue, however, was delightful!

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10 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

This play was worth every penny we paid for it.
A few of the actors were fantastic (like The Chorus), others were less so. A few scenes had key players sitting, which was hard to see from the ground level seats.
The venue is great, especially...continued

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9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 28 2011

This event held in Sanborn Park was really good. The setting couldn't be more perfect - under the stars, in nature on a warm summer evening. We brought a picnic dinner and wine so we arrived an hour early to save our seats with a blanket, then off...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 30 2011

Average performances, stunning setting in a forest clearing by a babbling brook. Go for the ambiance but don't expect Oscar-worthy acting.

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7 events
2 reviews
82 stars
attended Aug 28 2011

I have never seen Shakespeare live and really enjoyed the show. I'm looking forward to next years production of King Lear.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

I liked Henry V--pretty straight Shakespeare; good set; pleasant directing; uniformly good acting. (Glad I brought a blanket to use as a cushion; the plastic seats are very uncomfortable.) Lovely setting in the woods.

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19 events
2 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

LOVED this show! The location was beautiful, the staging great, and the acting remarkably good!!!! Can't wait to go again!!!

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

Sanborn Park is a beautiful location for this Shakespeare play. I enjoyed the acting in Henry V and since I had read a summary of the play, I thought it was easy to follow. There were some creative additions to the play that I thought nicely...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The venue was beautiful, surrounded by redwoods and oaks. The set was simple but artistic and appropriate.
The acting of the major actors, especially Henry, was average. The minor characters were charming and humorous.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

A beautiful venue and an amazing play marred by less then perfect delivery. The cast made it though the play - but lacked the star power to project the grandeur of the language or the characters. Uninspired is the best I could say of the cast. ...continued

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

A wonderful setting, and good recital. I'll definitely go again.

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8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Beautiful setting. The acting was great. Would go again. Would like to have known that we could have brought some wine and cheese with us. Next time we will take our dinner to the park earlier and enjoy the park.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

Lovely setting, family-friendly atmosphere, very professional production and amazing actors.

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9 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 30 2011

Nice live play out in the woods inside Sanborn Park. The venue was perfect, both my date and I liked the play, Henry V.

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 28 2011

The setting is just spectacular!! Outside, under the stars, near a stream and in between large trees. The cast is huge and the acting pretty good. The one downside is the sound is a little difficult to hear in spots and of course its Shakespeare...continued

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