Essay Archive - Branagh’s Henry V: An Example of Pluralistic Shakespeare
Branagh’s Henry V: An Example of Pluralistic Shakespeare
In her essay “Shakespeare and Film: A Question of Perspective,” Catherine Belsey argues for the incapability of film to offer the multiple interpretations that the Elizabethan stage presented. “Film is the apotheosis of the modern, and it is in this sense that it inevitably narrows the plurality of an Elizabethan text.” However, Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, in its awesome deluge into Shakespearean realism, offered so much more than a poetic history. In light ....