Description : Shakespeare made his money from writing for public theatres like the Globe, but the companies he served only survived because the royal courts had their own uses for drama, to fill the long winter nights of their Revels seasons. Shakepeare's plays were performed there more often than those by anyone else and he revised them--making them fuller, richer, and more sophisticated for his royal patrons. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist outlines the symbioticrelationship between Shakespeare and the court and shows how it affected his writing, forging plays like Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet in the versions we know best today.
Description : by William Shakespeare Download in EPUB format, also available for Kindle or in PDF Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to be written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "Prince Hal." In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.