Reviews and Problems with Henry V (1945 Laurence Olivier Version)
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Florid and imaginative
18 September 2007
Conclusion: The joy of Olivier's adaptation of the Shakespeare play is that it is so refreshingly alive, reveling in the delights of a medium new to its novice director. So, whereas we start with a playful reenactment of the play in its original setting in the 1600 Globe Theatre, we are soon led through curtains out into the real world, ending up with a rousing rendition of the Battle of Agincourt.