"Henry V" Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

"Henry V"
A comparative analysis of the text of Kenneth Branagh's version of William Shakespeare's "Henry V" and the original.
# 37427 | 2,525 words | 8 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 04, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Shakespeare (Henry IV, V)

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This paper argues a comparison of Branagh's and Shakespeare's texts, that the power of the film derives from Branagh's awareness of the necessity of translating the text to film as opposed to simply adapting it. It will be shown that Branagh's success in Henry V is a product of his situating the film in a Hollywood cinematic context as opposed to a West End or academic Shakespearean context, and this should not be seen as "selling out", but rather acknowledging Branagh's part in contextualizing the Shakespearean playtext in a new medium.

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