Henry V : Young Actors in Training

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  • Its kingly speeches are as stirring as any battle cry-offering inspiration not only to budding actors but to anyone who wants to move a crowd, Shakespeare-style. This program focuses on Act II, Scene 2, from Henry V, following young British performers who have been invited to the Globe Theatre to perform the suspenseful passage. The youthful monarch's masterful confrontation and seizure of a group of traitors comes to life through rigorous rehearsals that culminate in a refined performance. An impassioned roundtable among the players makes up the final portion of the video.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 03, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Shakespeare's Globe, London: Introduction to Shakespeare (1:02) -- "Henry V":Content and Structure (3:46) -- "Henry V": Rehearsal: Act II, Scene 2 (2:22) -- "Henry V": Performance: Act II, Scene 2 (5:20) -- Discussion of "Henry V" (1:27) -- Credits: "Henry V": Young Actors in Training (1:00)
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