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Con Enrico V, in cui celebra il vittorioso epilogo della guerra dei cent’anni contro la Francia, Shakespeare corona l’ambizioso disegno di consegnare ai posteri un secolo di storia inglese attraverso un ciclo di otto drammi senza soluzione di continuità. Scritta e rappresentata nel 1599, l’opera completa una tetralogia che comprende Riccardo II e le due parti di Enrico IV, e si ricollega, quale anello mancante, alle tre parti di Enrico VI e a Riccardo III. Se in altri drammi storici gli eventi bellici fanno da sfondo all’azione scenica, in Enrico V sono la sostanza stessa del racconto, che costringe a domandarsi: esiste un conflitto che possa dirsi giusto? Accanto all’epica delle sonanti disfide e delle bandiere al vento, Shakespeare rievoca la tragedia degli uomini costretti a combattere: fango e pioggia, fame e fatica, attese snervanti, miseria e squallore, spreco insensato di vite. La battaglia finale di Agincourt, momento culminante del dramma, è resa realisticamente in modo frammentato e confuso: nessuno capisce come veramente stiano andando le cose. Nemmeno il re, che non sa di aver vinto.
- ISBN: 8811364698
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 320
- Data di uscita: 02-02-2006
Henry V is indeed the grand finale of Shakespeare’s second historical tetralogy, right after Henry IV, Part 2 . Here, exit Falstaff, whose death is recounted by Mistress Quickly in the first act, and we are now in the presence of a conquering and “warlike Harry”, who is like chalk and cheese when com Leggi tutto
Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4), William Shakespeare Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written near 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Azincourt or Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Leggi tutto
Sure, it's a jingoistic pageant, but it's a great jingoistic pageant, and--besides--it is the most melancholy,ironic, self-aware--and laugh-filled--jingoistic pageant ever staged. In Act V, Henry tells Katherine that together they will produce a son, and that this warlike paragon of chivalry will ma Leggi tutto
A young dynamic king, in his late twenties very ambitious wants and needs to become ruler of two significant nations, the King , Henry v , of England, by a dubious claim has come to conqueror France in the name of peace... he destroys. His father, Henry IV, an usurper murdered his own first cousin t Leggi tutto
Henry V by William Shakespeare is the fourth instalment of the Plantagenet tetralogy. This play follows on nicely on from the rise of Prince Hal/Harry to the throne to become King Henry V. We remember Henry V as the young beer swilling drinking mate of Sir John Falstaff – a regular at the Boar’s Hea Leggi tutto
Do I hear the drums of war? Hal has drawn all the attention away from divided England with a time-honored ploy of kings of any unsure stripe... Let's kick the shit out of France! Even though Henry V is a bright light and his fortunes burn ever brighter, it's hard to go through this story without feel Leggi tutto
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he to day that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.” ― William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3 It is hard to find fault with Henry V. It isn't Shakespeare's BEST, but his best are almost mythicly high and unassailable. But Henry V is prett Leggi tutto
If ever I had to have a crush on an actual English King, it might have been Henry V. It probably would have been in vain since he doesn't seem to have had much affection for anyone but who cares. The scandalous youth vanished some time before Henry IV died and when Henry V was crowned king, he showe Leggi tutto
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