Shakespeare: Henry V [Jamie Parker, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider] [Globe on Screen]  [2013] [NTSC] (DVD) cover image

Shakespeare: Henry V [Jamie Parker, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider] [Globe on Screen] [2013] [NTSC] (DVD)
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Capped by one of the most famous speeches ever written, Shakespeare's Henry V recalls a truly great English victory. With comic sub-plots to be found among Henry's soldiers, the production boasts some terrific performances “ including Sam Cox as the splendidly unhinged' Pistol (The Daily Telegraph). In the title role is Jamie Parker, who casts such a rapt spell that you feel the entire audience would rise up to march behind him' (The Independent). Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound. Press Reviews "... it works a treat, and the pacing is superb, helped by the inspired idea of giving the role of the Chorus to the birdlike Irish actress Brid Brennan “ who flits about in the guise of a serving wench, like the slighted spirit of Her-story?. Elsewhere, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Ely (Paul Rider and Brendan O'Hea) entertainingly hatch plots while taking it in turns on the privy; and the Welshman Captain Fluellen (O'Hea again) is a garrulous hoot, at the vanguard of the play's amused sense of Britain's emergent, bickering nationhood. And Sam Cox makes for a splendidly unhinged Pistol, all wayward delivery and shifty body-language. In the end, though, the evening acts as a chastening reminder of what a country needs when it's up against it. Those rash souls at the Ministry of Defence, pruning the army to within an inch of its fighting life, would do well to take note. " (The Daily Telegraph …………) "... another enjoyably sharp production from this resurgent venue - and we have artistic director Dominic Dromgoole to thank on both counts. " (Evening Standard …………) "This production, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, is period costume, loyally done, blessed with a ruggedly decent Henry. Jamie Parker is handsome, calm, easy in his skin. " (The Daily Mail …………) "Henry V was written for mass appeal, a patriotic celebration of what it is to be English for better or worse. Dromgoole's production plays to these strengths and as such marks a cultural high point in the 2012 celebrations. " (The Stage) CastJamie Parker (King Henry V)Sam Cox (Pistol)Paul Rider (Bardolph; Archbishop of Canterbury; Duke of Burgundy)Giles Cooper (Montjoy; Monsieur le Fer; Sir Thomas Grey)Brendan O'Hea (Captain Fluellen; Bishop of Ely)Olivia Ross (Princess Katherine; Boy)Beruce Khan (John Bates; Duke of York)Roger Watkins (Constable of France; Governor of Harfleur) Stage Director: Dominic DromgooleTelevision Director: Ross MacGibbonChoreographer: Siá¢n Williams Catalogue Number: OA1112DDate of Performance: 2012Running Time: 164 minutesSound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTSAspect Ratio: 16:9 AnamorphicSubtitles: EN; DELabel: Opus Arte

Region: All Regions
Subtitles: English|German
Release Date: 01/07/2013

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