Henry V

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Remember that moment in The Simpsons when Troy McClure dismisses Homer’s pitch by saying: “But they’ve already made some movies about World War II”? D(...)

 Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy  in Their Finest

Looking back to the unlovely 2013 flop Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, it hardly seems fair that Hansel (the perfectly capable Jeremy Renner) has (...)

Jeremy Corbyn in front of Che Guevara merchandise at the Labour  conference. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

By 11am on Monday, they were already turning people away from the Black-E, a former congregational chapel on the edge of Liverpool’s Chinatown, about (...)

In Stratford-Upon-Avon people are unsure how they will vote. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

In the garden of the house in which Shakespeare was born, a costumed actor recites a speech from Henry V. “Some people asked for Henry V ‘with the big(...)

Brilliant act of reappropriation: DruidShakespeare, featuring Aisling O’Sullivan as Henry V, invites us to experience Shakespeare’s histories through an Irish lens. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

In the late 1980s, when I began research on what turned into my book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, I had never heard of the Irish (...)

 Mike Ashley: there have been revelations  about onerous working conditions at Sports Direct’s huge warehouse in Derbyshire and the company’s widespread use of zero-hours contracts. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Billionaire Mike Ashley is not one to back away from a fight, but will he be brave – or bolshy – enough to take on the British parliament? The combat(...)

Marty Rea as Richard II and Gavin Drea Aumerle in DruidShakespeare. Photograph:  Matthew Thompson

Looking back on theatre in 2015 has been a reminder that there are always new ways of seeing things, and that theatre demands fresh perspectives and (...)

A close-up of miniature figures taking part in the Battle of Agincourt, containing over 40,000 scale model figures on a detailed diorama of the battlefield, part of a new exhibition  at the Tower of London which runs until January 31st, 2016. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Henry V, King of England, had set his sights on conquering France ever since he came of age. When his father, Henry IV, came to the throne, the first (...)

Tom Hiddleston as Henry V in  a BBC production. Photograph: Nick Briggs/BBC

Conflict inspires great literature as Tolstoy, himself a soldier, demonstrates in War and Peace, a human epic on a grand scale which draws on the Napo(...)

Dennis Waterman (left) with actor George Cole, best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in TV series Minder. George Cole has died aged 90. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

British actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in TV comedy drama Minder, has died at the age of 90. Cole, whose showbusiness career s(...)

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