RSC Advisory Director John Barton

Henry V

William Shakespeare
Directed by Joe Talbot

John Barton was a Co-Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with whom he was a director for over 40 years.

Regarded as one of the most influential directors of his time, John explains the value of being hands-on and practical in rehearsals and shares his thoughts on Henry V, a text which became the first play he brought to London.

Production duration: 5 min 25 sec

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    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

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    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

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    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.