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"Dancing Henry Five"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0098  Wednesday, 14 January 2004

From:           David Crosby <
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Date:           Tuesday, 13 Jan 2004 12:54:07 -0600
Subject: 15.0080 "Dancing Henry Five"
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0080 "Dancing Henry Five"

Al Margary writes:

 >BTW when I searched IMDB to confirm the date of the Laurence Olivier
 >film, I found it formally indexed as "The Chronicle History of King
 >Henry the Fift with his Battell at Agincourt in France," aka "Henry V"
 >and "Henry the Fift" in the UK and "Henry the Fifth" in the US.  Curious.
 >http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036910/

The long title is lifted almost verbatim from the first quarto. Raises
an interesting question about the copy text that Olivier might have been
using.  The quarto is usually given short shrift by modern editors.
Anyone know if Olivier uses readings or ordering of events in the film
that are unique to Q1? By the way, the title in F1 is "The Life of Henry
the Fift."

Regards,
David Crosby

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