England's fifth Henry is a hell-raising Prince Hal
Henry V assumes dramatic, historical, and literary significance as the sixth -- in terms of royal chronologies -- of William Shakespeare’s (April 23, 1564? – April 23, 1616) English history plays, along with:
• King John;
• Edward III;
• Richard II;
• Henry IV, Part 1, Part 2;
• Henry VI, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3;
• Richard III; and
• Henry VIII.
It breaks ground with its world-famous, world-respected cinematographic adaptation in 1989 by Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh as a movie whose filming seamlessly matches cast with costumes, dialogues, and events and crew with props and venues. As a faithful rendition of its namesake play, the action/biography drama concentrates on a young king’s winning of a critical battle and a royal betrothal.