Henry V

September 6

October 6, 2024

Courtyard Theater

By William Shakespeare
​Directed by Edward Hall


Shakespeare’s gripping tale of youthful ambition and adventure

Following his groundbreaking production of Richard III, Artistic Director Edward Hall opens the fall season with Henry V. From the evocative opening line, “O for a Muse of Fire,” the play includes some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and stirring poetry. Hall explores the thrill and destructive power of war, examining nationalism at its most dangerous and seductive. Prior to taking the helm of CST as artistic director in October 2023, Hall staged acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s plays in London’s West End, New York, and on tour around the globe as the founder and artistic director of Propeller Shakespeare.

“Henry V remains one of the most revealing plays about war, nationalism, the consequences of both, and our need for common causes to bind us together,” says Hall. “There has never been a more prescient moment to explore our reflex for conflict through the prism of a story that contains some of the greatest writing in the English language.”

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