By William Shakespeare
King Henry IV is dead, and now his wild and irresponsible son, Prince Hal, must step up and take the crown.
Across the Channel the French laugh with distain at the prospect and send him the insulting gift of tennis balls.
The metamorphosis from Prince Hal to King Henry V is essential if he is now to demonstrate his power and authority.
Shakespeare`s play, full of exciting action and great language, illustrates the savagery of war and the delicate balance of statesmanship.