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Henry V

William Shakespeare

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Greenblatt, Stephen. Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.

Harriss, G. L. Henry V: The Practice of Kingship. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Loehlin, James N. Henry V. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Ornstein, Robert. A Kingdom for a Stage: The Achievement of Shakespeare’s History Plays. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1972.

Seward, Desmond. Henry V as Warlord. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987.

Taylor, Gary. Three Studies in the Text of Henry V. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979.

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Henry's no friend of mine

by ReadingShakespearefor450th, April 09, 2013

I just finished Henry V, the 19th Shakespeare play, in my quest to read all the Bard by his 450th birthday next year. If you're interested, visit my blog to find out what I thought of it and more on what I thought of Henry:


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by Flyswind, April 21, 2014

In your comment on Act I, Scene II, you mentioned, according to ancient custom, sending tennis balls refers to respect and friendship. Would you please tell me the source of this custom? Or recommend me a book to help me understand it?


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