Buy Tickets From the 2018-2019 Season: Henry the Fifth Playing March 02, 2019 to March 24, 2019

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday February 28, 2019
$20 General Admission Preview Friday March 1, 2019

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.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series!


Sponsored by Dr. C. Matthew Palmer

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



Director's Notes

Directed by Andrew Houchins

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Show Roles

Performances March 2-24, 2019

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
4
 
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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