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King Henry V by [Shakespeare, William]
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Length: 227 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled

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About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

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  • File Size: 304 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TPTIB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,278 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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This was my first time reading this play and i found it very entertaining. Several passages were so well written as stir my heart, and I recognized many often quoted lines throughout the text. I would give five stars for the play itself and would recommend it to anyone.

My problem lies with the kindle edition. there is no table of contents. There are no page numbers. There are several short sections of text where the letter b is replaced with the letter p. This is slightly distracting.
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No comment on play; it is a classic.

The actual document is very good since it is free. There are some misspellings due to the electronic transformation from paper to digital of the play. It is usually the first letter of the word that is wrong. Volunteers did the work on the Kindle edition, not a publishing firm, so perfection is not expected. However, there are not many errors.

In addition, there are lines in French and broken English with Google Translate, you can translate the French lines to see the full meaning. However, it is not necessary since the following English lines provide translation or context to understand the meaning of the French lines.

I wish there was foreword or notes in the product but you will need to pay for that service. I go to Wikipedia or literary note services for background on the play or if there is a section, I do not understand.
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This is the best of the Histories.

To clarify, a lot of the reviews have complained about misspellings in the translation from page to digital. Those aren't mistakes. Shakespeare was trying to write the accents of Welsh, Scots and Irish speakers.

Bridge becomes Pridge. Not a mistake, though perhaps not the best attempt at an accent.
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A couple of months back, I embarked on a personal improvement plan to read all of Shakespeare's plays. Having now pored through most of the history works, I would rank Henry V as one of the best, through Henry V 1 and 2 aren't far behind in terms of accessibility and thus likeability. In fact, I would read these two first before reading Henry V, as you get Prince Harry's elaborate back story, which makes for a better understanding some of the plot points in Henry V. And these two works include his association with Falstaff, arguably one of the most interesting of all secondary players in the Bard's pantheon of characters. By the way, I would also read Richard II, which is the back story behind Henry IV. Written in verse, with no prose. It's a beautiful work. But if you're short of time, Henry V is an easy one to tackle.
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This is my favorite Shakespear history. It concludes Henry the IV parts one and two, showing the evolution of Prince Hal from a playboy to a king. If you understand a bit of French, Kate's dialog on learning English is charming and amusing. This is a great play.
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30 years ago I read the play and then let it slip from my repertoire. So now it is new again. I started with "A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare without the Boring bits" commentary by Peter Aykroyd, and then worked my way through three film versions. Now finally I am reading the book to see what I missed.

The BBC is more complete and closer in verbiage to the original play versions. Lawerence Olivia was force to cut out much of the play because of time constraints and because of the time of the production Henry V could not look like a tyrant and they had to justify the war so it would coincide with the WWII war effort. However Kenneth Branagh, Making his directing debut, pulled out all stops. He may have missed a few lines here and there but replaced them with visuals and innuendos.

This story is based on prior works but can stand alone very well as what history of Henry is needed is mentioned in the play. Henry V was a sort of playboy (probably by cunning design) as a youth and when becoming king has decides to acquire France that is his heritage. In the process he must prove his ability to understand and lead people. One of his first tests is to detect treachery and remove it. The films leave out a lot of the information that make this story complete and interesting.

I must say the kindle version helps you move along with text-to-speak without it you will find you self constantly looking at the dictionary the first time through. The second time through it runs much smoother but people look at you funning when you use terms like puissant. Two thirds of the words came up in the online kindle dictionary; the rest had to rely on other on line dictionaries.
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Final piece in the Henry-tetrad, which may possibly be the weakest. It's certainly the weakest in content in my opinion. Henry V is by no means a weak character. His development is pictured nicely through the tetrad.

I felt there was a lot of superfluous material inserted to pad the play's length. Note also that Act 3 Scene 4 is completely in French [editing error?]. Some of the best material is presented in each act's opening prologue.

There are an excessive number of spelling errors in the Kindle version - many of the errors involve the letter 'p' being substituted for the letter 'b' at the beginning of words: bless, bridge, etc.

I obviously want overly enamored with this offering, but it was good to see Shakespeare's literary concept of a tetrad through to its completion.
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