The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents HENRY V

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents HENRY V

The Tavern becomes the "wooden O" as Prince Hal accepts his calling to the throne, becoming King Henry V. After making a claim on the French throne, Henry leads his Englishmen into battle - a battle that looks to end the life of Henry, his men and England. In a rallying cry on St. Crispin's Day, Henry calls on his men to fight for "God, Harry, England, and St. George!" The Battle of Agincourt is decided, as is the hand in marriage of a French Princess to a certain English King. Join us for Shakespeare's most patriotic and inspiring play.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 10 after the show!

Dramatis Personae

Chorus - Olivia Dawson*

King Henry V - Jonathan Horne

Duke of Gloucester - Alexandra Pica

Duke of Bedford - Mary Ruth Ralston

Duke of Exeter - Maurice Ralston*

Duke of York - Sariel Toribio

Duke of Clarence - Chole Kay

Earl of Salisbury - Alyson Swann

Earl of Westmoreland - Jeff McKerley*

Earl of Warwick - Emily Russ

Archbishop of Canterbury - Jeff McKerley*

Bishop of Ely - Chloe Kay

Earl of Cambridge - Erik Poger Abrahamsen

Lord Scroop - Alyson Swann

Sir Thomas Grey - Chloe Kay

Sir Gower - Bridget McCarthy

Sir Thomas Erphingham - Jeff McKerley*

Fluellen - Mary Ruth Ralston

Macmorris - Natalie Karp

Alexander Court - Alyson Swann

Jamy - Jeff McKerley*

Bates - Sariel Toribio

Alexander Court - Alyson Swann

Williams - Vinnie Mascola

Nym - Paul Hester*

Bardolph - Vinnie Mascola

Pistol - Charlie T. Thomas

Hostess of the Boar's Head (Mistress Quickly) - Bridget McCarthy

Charles VI of France - Jeff McKerley*

Isabel, Queen of France - Bridget McCarthy

Princess Katherine - Chloe Kay

Lewis, the Dauphin - Joshua Goodridge

Duke of Burgundy - Vinnie Mascola

Duke of Orleans - Natalie Karp

Duke of Britaine - Sariel Toribio

Duke of Bourbon - Emily Russ

Constable of France - Erik Poger Abrahamsen

Rambures - Emily Russ

Grandpre - Emily Russ

French Soldier - Bridget McCarthy

Governor of Harfleur - Charlie T. Thomas

Alice, lady to Katherine - Natalie Karp

Montjoy, a French herald - Paul Hester*

English Herald - Alyson Swann

Boy - Antonia LaChé

Messengers - Emily Russ, Alyson Swann

Ensemble - Maurice Ralston*

Bardolph Understudy - Kenny Petroski

Williams, Burgundy Understudy - Nick Reid

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Henry V hears the Archbishop of Canterbury's explanation of the "Salic Law", which justifies the royal claim to the French throne, and sends word to the Dauphin that he will fight in France. Before the army sails, Bardolph, Nym and Pistol learn of Falstaff's death from Nell Quickly, new Pistol's wife; at Southampton the King sentences three traitors to death.

Henry takes Harfleur; Princess Katherine of France has an English lesson from her confidante, Alice; and Henry's outnumbered army prepares to fight at Agincourt. Walking among his troops, disguised, on the night before the battle, the King debates with three soldiers, prays for success, and at sunrise delivers his famed rallying cry.

The battle is fought and won, with great losses to the French, and "of our English dead", fewer than thirty.

At a final meeting in the palace of the French King, peace is made; Henry, with attractive gaucherie, proposes to Princess Katherine and she accepts him. Chorus, who has set the scene on five occasions, now comes out to end the play: "Small time, but, in that small, most greatly lived/This star of England." -The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare's Plays by J C Trewin

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