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Henry V

Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2016.
Sam Ashdown as King Henry V in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 production of Henry V.";

Thursday, we’re live at the Utah Shakespeare Festival with a look at the bard’s great history  Henry V. Director Brian Vaughn says the play represents a battle of conscience. Through two earlier works, Shakespeare’s audience knows Prince Hal as a wild and irresponsible young man. But now he has the crown, and must weigh right and wrong to grow into the role of king. We’ll talk about the character, how he’s been portrayed over time, and what the play has to say about leadership and authority.

Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of Henry V continues through September 10. It's being performed at the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre in Cedar City. For a schedule of performances and ticket information, visit bard.org or call 800-PLAYTIX (752-9849) 

We invite you to be part of the audience for this live conversation. Join us on the Eccles Grand Promenade at the Engelstad Theatre in Cedar City. Live show begins at 11:00 a.m. Please arrive and be seated by 10:50 a.m., the broadcast will conclude at 12:00 p.m.


  • Brian Vaughn is co-artistic director of Utah Shakespeare Festival and director of Henry V
  • Sam Ashdown plays Henry in the Festival's production.
  • James Mardock teaches at University of Nevada, Reno and is editor of Broadview Press' edition of Henry V [Amazon|Indiebound] It includes his extensive introduction to the play.

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