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"The Chronicle History of Henry the Fifth," 1608 (reproduction)

The title-page of the first quarto of “Henry V” states that the play ‘hath bene sundry times playd by the Right Honorable the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants’. The first performances of “Henry V,” during 1599, may have been at the Curtain. This was the year that the Lord Chamberlain’s Men opened their new theatre the Globe, and the play would also have been performed there. "Henry V" was played at court by the King’s Men on  January 7, 1605. The title-role was probably first taken by Richard Burbage. The role of Fluellen was probably created for Robert Armin.

Link the full citation and information source: British Library  - http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/henry5.html

Image source:  Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: Shakespeare, WiIliam.

 

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