W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Drama - 107 pages
Kenneth Branagh made his mark as an outstanding Shakespearean actor and director upon the release of Henry V, his first film. Branagh wrote the screen adaptation, starred in, and directed the film to astounding critical and popular acclaim, establishing him as a most gifted and versatile film artist. With a marvelous cast, including Richard Briers, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Derek Jacobi, Alec McCowen, Geraldine McEwan, Paul Scofield, John Sessions, Robert Stephens, and Emma Thompson, Branagh brings the play into contemporary times, adding a darker and harsher sensibility. Included here are Branagh's screenplay and introduction, and dramatic stills from the film.
ALICE BARDOLPH BATES battle battlefield beside blood BOAR'S HEAD TAVERN breach brother BURGUNDY CAMBRIDGE camera CANTERBURY Captain Fluellen Captain Macmorris CHORUS voice-over cloaked figure close-up CONSTABLE court crown d'elbow DAUPHIN David Parfitt dead BOY Dissolve door doth Duke Duke of Burgundy England ENGLISH CAMP English nobles ERPINGHAM EXETER face fair FALSTAFF father fear fighting film fingres fire follow FRENCH KING friends gentle GOWER greet GREY hand Harry hath hear HENRY Henry IV plays HENRY'S herald honour horse JAMY Kate KATHERINE Kenneth Branagh king's Kings of France kiss Le foot leave liege look lord madame Majesty MISTRESS QUICKLY mock montage sequence MONTJOY moves muddy track ORLEANS PISTOL play princes PRINCESS ransom rides Salic scene Screenplay SCROOP sits slowly smile soldiers speaks speech stands sword tell tent thee thou throne tone traitors turns watch WESTMORELAND WILLIAMS