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Hour long cutting of Henry V?

  • 1.  Hour long cutting of Henry V?

    Posted 11-23-2020 09:53
    Does anyone have an hour long cutting of Henry V I could look at? I'm considering a Shakespeare play for  competition next year and Henry would be a great role for one of our actors (actress, actually). I'll be trying to cut it myself, but I would love to see someone else's attempt to cut it.  I'm looking at a few others, but Henry V is one of my favorites (thank you Kenneth Branagh!).

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    Ken Buswell
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  • 2.  RE: Hour long cutting of Henry V?

    Posted 11-24-2020 12:28
    Edited by Tim Mooney 11-24-2020 13:00
    Hi Ken!
    I've actually got two scripts that you might find of interest.
    I did a 4-hour version of "The Henriad," a compilation of what are (roughly) one-hour versions of Richard II, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V.
    While working on that, I also developed a one-hour compilation called "Shakespeare's Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace," which, of course, includes a fair share of Hal/King Henry, but also the whole panoply of the famous History characters. I've been performing it as a one-man show for a few years now (I just performed it last weekend on Facebook and Zoom), but I think it would work great as an ensemble piece for high school/college production.
    I'd be happy to email you the Henriad script, if you like, and I could snail-mail you the "Histories" book (which you can also find here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983181241/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 )
    Also, as I mentioned just a couple of days ago, I'm posting "explainer" videos on YouTube, and have accumulated four that are specifically about the History plays, which you can find at this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2gbl07oqARBrSGda6MAvfezbRWy6oer9
    Best,
    Tim Mooney
    tim_mooney@earthlink.net
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