Shakespeare Orange County Presents Henry V
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The last date listed for Henry V was Saturday July 26, 2008 / 8:15pm.
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Agh Shakespeare within walking distance from my house, how could that be bad?! The acting was fantastic with very minimal props and scenery. The theatre, with facilities remininscent of my high school football games, was great under the open sky. Weather was nice, however; I would consider bringing a seat cushion on the chairs as by second half I was wishing for one...also, if you get cold, consider a light blanket or jacket to fend off the breeze. Other suggestions - give the plot summary of Henry V a quick read if you aren't accustomed to the language, although I have went to other plays during the first half I felt a little lost on occasion because of the heavy Shakespearian language and go for the 7:30 pm lawn show - which was fun...many people took picnic food/blankets, etc. for this. Overall I have enjoyed other Shakespeare plays (Taming of the Shrew, Midsummers Nights Dream, and R&J) in the past because there was more of a love story involved, while this one is more history-based...my fiance also enjoyed it and commented it was a nice way to spend an evening out of the house!
Shakespeare Orange County’s season starts off with Shakespeare’s history, Henry V. The story of one of England’s most respected monarchs, Henry V, known for uniting Britain, in a successful quest for the unification of both England and France. Set against the backdrop of war, Shakespeare’s epic work questions the subject of war.
The Bard’s examination of the dynasty of Britain’s very own House of Lancaster is known for its famous speeches, as well as a courageous king and his undaunted men’s pursuit of victory in a long shot battle against the French. After four centuries, Henry V remains a shining star in the canon of world literature. Directing the production is SOC company member Carl Reggiardo, with David Denman (NBC’s The Office) slated to play Henry.